Surf the Web Media - Periodicals - Web sites for browsing Internet content

Many publications offer Web sites with online content; these links take you to directories of worldwide newspapers, magazines, news services, headlines, and specialized news sources.
  • Directories: Find periodicals of all kinds worldwide; use these directories to find newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, front pages, ezines, alternative press, and serials. In most cases, you can browse a hierarchical listing of publications to find one by geographic location or subject. Many of these sites also offer way to search for publication title or description.
    • World Newspapers: directory of world newspapers and magazines (see lefthand column); a directory organized by world region, country, and US state listing links to newspapers; directory of magazines by topic area (see left-hand column)
    • World news guide: The Guardian's country-by-country directory of news
    • AllYouCanRead: magazine and news sites from 200 countries
    • Newspapers: Directory of world newspapers; easy-to-navigate directory puts you in touch with newspapers all over the world; includes USA search and international search; college newspapers in the USA and world
    • DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals; covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals; all subjects and languages
    • EZines: The Ezine Directory; created by Ryan Jensen in 1999 as a resource for ezine publishers and subscribers; lists thousands of the best email newsletters available on the Internet; a human-edited categorical listing of ezines, fanzines, and email newsletters
    • alt Press: Alternative Press Center directory of Periodicals
    • Serials: Serials in Cyberspace, web sites with electronic journal collections; inside and outside the U.S., miscellaneous collections and resources, selected e-journal titles and other web pages concerning serials that may be of interest to librarians
    • Scholar: search for scholarly articles; search articles, theses, books, abstracts, court documents, and patents
    • HeadlineSpot: table of US media; by type or subject
    • Grizzly Web: Links to magazines; organized by topic
  • Newspapers: Access selected world newspapers; these are widely-read or significant newspapers represent world regions or regions of the USA; see the directories section for comprehensive directories of world newspapers and news in other languages.
    • USA
    • NY Times: The New York Times; American daily newspaper; founded 1851; winner of over 100 Pulitzer Prizes; popular Web site; headquarters New York City
    • Wash Post: The Washington Post; American daily newspaper; Washington, DC; founded in 1877
    • LA Times: Los Angeles Times; American daily newspaper based on West Coast in Los Angeles, California; founded in 1881
    • Chicago Sun-Times: American daily newspaper, Midwest; began in 1844 and is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in Chicago, Illinois
    • Denver Post: American daily newspaper, Rocky Mountain region
    • USA Today: American daily newspaper
    • WSJ: The Wall Street Journal (limited free content); largest-circulation American newspaper; business-focused; limited number of free stories available for reading without a subscription, but useful to see the front page and headlines
    • International
    • INYT: International New York Times; formerly International Herald Tribune, international newspaper; produced with correspondents of The New York Times; called "The Global Edition of the New York Times;" headquarters in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France and international offices; edited in New York, Paris, and Hong Kong; established 1887; delivered to more than 180 countries
    • Guardian: British national daily; headquarters London; established 1821; popular Web site
    • Telegraph: The Telegraph; British daily morning newspaper; founded in 1855
    • SCMP: South China Morning Post; English-language daily Hong Kong newspaper
    • Yomiuri: Daily Yomiuri Online; Japanese daily national newspaper; founded 1874; paper version credited as having the largest newspaper circulation in the world (Wikipedia); headquarters Tokyo
    • Times of India: English-language daily; credited as the largest circulation English-language newspaper in the world (Wikipedia); founded 1838; headquarters New Delhi
    • The Age: Melbourne, Australia daily newspaper; business, world, and breaking news; established 1854
    • allAfrica: multi-media content provider; African news and information; offices in Johannesburg, Dakar, Lagos and Washington, DC; provides articles from content providers from across Africa
    • Toronto Star: Canadian daily newspaper; established 1892; largest newspaper in Canada; headquarters Yonge St, Toronto, Canada
    • BA Herald: Buenos Aires Herald; daily English-language newspaper from Argentina; founded 1876
  • Magazines: Web sites of selected periodicals published as magazines; these publications now include continuous updates of breaking news on their Web sites; see the directories section for more magazines and magazines in other languages.
    • Time: weekly news magazine; headquarters New York, NY; international editions; world's largest circulation weekly news magazine
    • Der Spiegel: German weekly news magazine; headquarters Hamburg; Der Spiegel = "The Mirror"
    • Reader's Digest: monthly general-interest magazine; US and global editions; headquarters Chappaqua, New York
    • Newsweek: weekly news magazine; headquarters New York; international editions
    • Economist: weekly news and international affairs; headquarters London; established 1843
    • NatGeo: National Geographic; Web site of famous magazine established 1888; geography, science, history, culture, current events, and photography; headquarters Washington, DC
    • Cosmopolitan: international magazine for women; established 1886; relationships, self-improvement, health, careers
    • Maclean's: Canadian weekly magazine; events, culture, politics
    • The Atlantic: American magazine; foreign affairs, politics, the economy; founded Boston 1857
    • India Today: weekly news; established 1975; headquarters Mumbai
    • USNWR: US News and World Report; news and information
    • New African: monthly news magazine covering Africa; includes analysis, regions, opinions, interviews, and culture
    • BHG: Better Homes and Gardens; monthly magazine on home-based lifestyles; covers homes, cooking, gardening, crafts, healthy living, decorating, and entertaining
    • GH: Good Housekeeping; covers product testing by The Good Housekeeping Institute, recipes, diet, health, literature; founded 1885
    • Prevention: health; started 1950; food, nutrition, workouts, beauty, and cooking.
    • Smithsonian: monthly magazine of the Smithsonian Instituion; History, science, arts, nature
    • SI: Sports Illustrated; covers sports; founded 1954
    • People: entertainment
  • Headlines: News sites provide a continuous stream of breaking news; you can use traditional news organizations as well as Web-grown news portals deliver headlines that are updated continuously. I've selected these sites to provide a range of world news to browse.
    • AP: Associated Press; wire service provided to many newspapers; operated as a not-for-profit cooperative; established 1846; headquarters New York City
    • Reuters: business and financial newswire; covers financial markets, industries, and analysis; established 1851; headquarters London; includes section for photographs
    • PressReader: world-wide headlines and front pages; view news by category as well as country; click on a country name, and you can see images of newspaper pages; click on the pages to read articles
    • Front Pages: images of daily newspaper front pages from all over the world; from the Newseum, the museum of news in Washington, DC; browsable via world map as well as a gallery and a list
    • Newser: Grid of news briefs; grid of headlines and photos in boxes shows off headlines and links to synposes of stories from hundreds of US and international sources; sections for trending news, US, world, science, crime, politics, entertainment, and more
    • 1stHeadlines: table of headlines from a variety of sources; subcategories include business, health, lifestyles, sports, and technology
    • Google News: wide range of news sources presented in one usable interface; news is available by category or search term; customizable with free google login
    • Worldpress: news and views from around the world; headlines presented with a brief summary of a story; categories include world regions
    • Yahoo News: a well-organized breakdown of news categories that is easy to navigate; brings together a variety of news sources; free customization with yahoo account
    • Bing News: wide range of news sources; customizable
    • CNN: world news presented in a usable interface; you can look at world news in text and videos by world regions (US, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East) as well as news categories; draws on CNN's world-wide reporting
    • Drudge Report: Selected headlines; links to stories from a variety of news sources; some scoops and exclusives; breaking news; established 1996 by Matt Drudge
    • 1st Headlines: terse, text-oriented headlines from multiple sources
    • MSNBC: web outlet of cable news channel based in the US; news website for NBC news; includes world news, politics, sports, travel, and local news; launched 1996 as cooperative effort of Microsoft and NBC; headquarters New York City
    • Euronews: world news from a European perspective; multilingual news television channel, headquartered in Lyon-Écully, France; created in 1993
  • Specialized: Web sites provide news geared to a specific subject or audience; these publications such as magazines or Web portals provide content and continuous news and information updates in specific areas.
    • Bloomberg: financial markets; covers stocks, rates and bonds, currencies, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), commodities, and economic issues; personal finance; news
    • CNET: technology and consumer electronics; reviews, news, downloads, video; part of CBS Interactive
    • New Scientist: daily news from weekly international science magazine; current events on science and technology; not peer-reviewed; founded 1956
    • Science: peer-reviewed science journal; provides news, commentary, and research; founded 1880; published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • Slashdot: news for nerds; breaking technology news, trends, gossip, hacks; user-submitted stories
    • ESPN: sports coverage; breaking sports scores; major leagues including NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR, Soccer, and more; headquarters Bristol, Connecticut; unit of ABC
    • Barron's: weekly financial newspaper; financial news and markets; site includes market statistics, blogs, online exclusives, daily analysis
    • Eonline: entertainment; daily news on entertainment and entertainers; features, gossip, music and movie reviews, live event coverage; unit of E! Entertainment Television; headquarters Los Angeles
    • digg: user-generated top news; users "digg" stories elsewhere and send stories to the top of the charts in a range of categories including business, entertainment, gaming, lifestyle, offbeat, politics, science, sports, technology, and world news
    • PR Newswire: press releases; provides press release services for a range of customers worldwide; news releases useful to find out about latest products and information, press, and business research; quarterly earnings reports coverage, market outlook and shopping coverage
    • WWW: WhoWhatWhy; investigative journalism (forensic journalism); editor-in-chief Russ Baker
    • Chronicle: The Chronicle of Higher Education; "news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators"
    • Pew: Pew Research Center; covers US politics, media and news, social trends, religion, Internet and technology, Hispanics, and global issues; explores issues, attitudes and trends; conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research
    • Space: covers space, astronomy, NASA; skywatching, webcasts, planetary exploration, videos, telescopes, etc.
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