As informed citizens, we want to be getting our news from the best online news sources.  We have made a list of progressive, left-leaning news sites that are putting out some of the best factual reporting.  Names you know and trust from agencies with solid reputations for good journalism.  For true democracy to work, people need easy access to independent, diverse sources of news and information.

Dan Rather-News & Guts

News and Guts is a multimedia production company with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Austin Texas. Founded by iconic newsman Dan Rather, it brings together a team of experienced journalists and storytellers with a focus on high-quality nonfiction content. While rooted in strong traditions of news and investigative reporting, the company is developing projects about science, technology, history, music, the arts, sports, and social justice issues. It is also in development on scripted series.

News and Guts seeks to build off the best traditions of 20th Century journalism, while taking advantage of the exciting world of 21st Century digital distribution and social media. Recognizing that the traditional silos of content between video, audio, and text are rapidly dissolving, New and Guts is developing projects that take full advantage of this new media landscape.

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Democracy Now!’s War and Peace Report provides our audience with access to people and perspectives rarely heard in the U.S.corporate-sponsored media, including independent and international journalists, ordinary people from around the world who are directly affected by U.S. foreign policy, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics and independent analysts. In addition, Democracy Now! hosts real debates–debates between people who substantially disagree, such as between the White House or the Pentagon spokespeople on the one hand, and grassroots activists on the other.  You can watch Democracy Now! on YouTube.

TYT Network-The Young Turks

The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world, covering politics, economics, pop culture, social trends and lifestyle.  TYT Network is a Multi-Channel Network of online video talk shows, consisting mostly of TYT owned-and-operated shows and a select group of outside partners.The network generates over 150 million views per month. The flagship program in the network is The Young Turks, hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, with over 2 billion views and 60 million views per month by itself.  You can watch The Young Turks on YouTube.

Young Turk (n)

1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party.
2. Young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.
American Heritage Dictionary