|Blog Name||Political Slant|
|Daily Dish||Multiple Perspectives|
|Little Green Footballs||Multiple Perspectives|
|The Michigan View||Conservative|
|Talking Points Memo
Click here for a selected list of magazines and newspapers generally considered to be liberal or conservative.
How did we put together this list? We looked at a variety of criteria:
- "Popularity" according to web ranking sites such as Technorati and ComScore Media Matrix
- Inclusion in selected academic research regarding political blogs
- Inclusion in other academic libraries' guides to political commentary
- Cited or identified by traditional news media outlets as prominent political blogs
- Our own judgement*
- Does not include blogs associated with print or "traditional" news media, with some exceptions
There is no single location to search for political commentary on a topic. You may start with Google, but how do you narrow down the hundreds of thousands of results to find those sources that are from “known” or popular conservative bloggers, say, or sort out only “credible” liberal pundits from the thousands of people who write personal blogs?
The honest answer is that there is no easy way to do this. However, in order to simplify things somewhat, we have put together the list above.
We make no claims that inclusion on our list means that these blogs are more “credible” than others. Nor do we claim that this list is in any way comprehensive. The authors represented here include journalists as well as average citizens who have made a name for themselves solely through their online commentary. We attempted to include blogs that are currently widely read. We recognize that this being the web, “popularity” changes from day to day, so by the time you read this our list will likely be outdated. But it gives you a place to start.
*If you have questions, please contact Scott Dennis, Shevon Desai, or Marija Freeland.