Here at Side By Side, we want to provide you with quality information and views from all sides of an issue, but our goal is not to be your only source of news. Our Resources page is designed to supply you with tools and information to help you stay on your toes in the hailing world of information we have today. 


A Guide to Bias

 Information Fluency: Bias

 

This webpage explains what bias is, why we should look for it, and what to ask yourself when reading an article. We strongly recommend you check it out.


Websites to Check Out


Ted Talks We Love

Filter Bubbles

As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

Let's Try Emotional Correctness

It's time for liberals and conservatives to put aside their political differences and really listen to each other, says political pundit Sally Kohn. In this optimistic talk, Kohn shares what she learned as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News. It's not about political correctness, she says, but rather, emotional correctness.

Don't Like Clickbait? Don't Click

Doesn’t it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don’t engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.