These are a few of the sources I have clicked on when scrolling through Instagram or Facebook -the two sites that I use the most when it comes to my daily news intake.

I have gotten better at clicking on articles that my friends share instead of just scrolling past them. I think this has a lot to do with me wanting to see if they are actually sharing stories from credible news outlets. I do still have a habit of passing up headlines and sharing that information from the few sentences I read, but this lists includes some that I actually took the time to search up again.

I was a bit skeptical when reading this one because I have never read an article by Independent. I clicked on the authors Twitter and learned she also works for the Guardian and Vice which I find to be credible news sources. This article was also different from the others I have read on the topic because they gave numbers on how femicide has been growing, but would say “according to sources” or “according to activists”. This one gave a name on a specialist who tracks the percentage, although it is in the UK, it was good to hear from a specialist on the matter.

I like this article because it is more of an update after the murder and protests occurred. It briefly explained how Ingrid Escamilla was brutally murdered, but the main story of the article is how people are posting beautiful photos in her honor.  They shared several tweets from people who were sharing the photos. I find it important for news articles to share posts from social media that pertain to the story; social media is a popular way people get their news and important public figures might share information that viewers would want to see.

I rarely ever read from the New Yorker. I have nothing against it, it is just never on my radar. What made me go on it was a sponsored ad on Instagram. I had stopped reading up on the coranvirus, but this article caught my attention, The headline, “A couple in China on Living (and Cooking) Under Coronavirus Lockdown”. I found this newsworthy because it was a direct interview between the author and the couple, so no, “sources say” or “according to”. Although, it had a lot to do with their cooking, I was able to read about it directly from people living under these circumstances which is different from the other articles I have seen.

I recently started following the Washington Post on Instagram when a friend DM’d me a post from them. I like how they give a brief description and some quotes on the story. This made me want to follow more news outlets on social media. Although, I try to limit myself when reading from my favorite outlets I do like the sources they referred to, one being ABC news.  I say I try to limit myself because, the photo they chose of Trump is a very unflattering one and their language is also very biased ;nevertheless their photo and description made me want to learn more about the story.

I also almost never read from Insider but I went in search more information on the topic. I have read a lot of fake Trump-immigration stories before so I wanted to verify this one before making my blood completely boil. I like how the authors name was provided with a hyperlink to more information on her. This article also had hyperlinks to many other credible sources like the New York Times, CNN, and their own Business Insider. I especially appreciate when authors link the other articles done by the same organization on the same topic. It is like reading a timeline with different updates on the story, therefore giving the reader a broader view on it.

My list is a bit different from when I started. It is definitely more broad and I can see I have opened it up to some more news organizations. When choosing these items, I did notice that the way I read and analyze stories is much different. Now, I actually click on the hyperlinks that are provided, I am more skeptical, and I search for more information if I don’t understand a certain part or if I am unsure on its credibility.

Also, I do not just think about the stories themselves, I actually consider the language that is being used, what questions or part of the story is not being asked/covered and whether the author is being transparent in how they obtained their information. I also started opening up to articles from other countries which does give me a different perspective on stories.

I used to be really bias and would stick only to the New York Times or the Washington Post. I think this was because I felt very vulnerable when it came to other news outlets. Although, we should always be skeptical no matter how big, or well-known an organization is, I think I would take it too far -therefore limiting my news sources. I also noticed I started following more news outlets on social media which has actually succeeded in making me read more news articles instead of just reading the headlines on Facebook.