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- The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.
- canivote.org is a website maintained by the National Association of Secretaries of State, the nation’s oldest, nonpartisan professional association for public officials.
- The Center for Deliberative Democracy, housed in the Department of Communication at Stanford University, is devoted to research about democracy and public opinion obtained through Deliberative Polling®.
- C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a private, non-profit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service to provide public access to the political process. C-SPAN receives no government funding.
- FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” site monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
- FLACKCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The site uses parody and humor to debunk false political advertising, poke fun at extreme language, and hold the media accountable for their reporting on political campaigns.
- The Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation’s governance challenges.
- The National Archives online exhibit – Learn about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Images and more about all the Charters of Freedom can be accessed here.
- The National Archives Experience DocsTeach – Teach the Constitution. Find ready-to-use activities or create your own, built around primary sources.
- Newspapers in Education Teacher Resources are made available to teachers by participating Newspaper in Education (NIE) programs, in partnership with the non-profit Newspaper in Education Institute.
- PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resources – News for students and teacher resources, including lesson plans, for 7-12 grade level.
- United States House of Representatives – Utilize the FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE function in upper right corner to enter your zip code to learn your U.S. Congressional District and representative.
The following list includes several major broadcast and digital outlets, along with the top four newspapers*:
*Source: Burrelle’s Luce Top 20 Media Outlets