The global news media includes newspapers online, Internet based news services and television and radio networks that are represented on the World Wide Web (such as the BBC or CNN or Al Jazeera)
In some cases, newspapers report the results of others' research findings, whether these are government reports or other studies.
In many instances, especially if you are researching current events, the news media is your primary resource. It reports facts about events directly.
Evaluate the editorial position of the outlet. What country is this news coming from? Where does the newspaper stand on the political spectrum in that country? Often, you can find this information by following links called "About" or "About us." In other instances, you may have to figure it out.
The Wall Street Journal, for example, does not announce its interests. But if you read it closely you will see that most of its reporting is about business and financial markets. Thus, its political reporting tends to represent financial and business interests.
Who Owns the Newspaper or outlet? This is another way to learn more about what kinds of positions the newspaper holds. In many countries, there are state owned newspapers and privately held newspapers. In countries where there is an ongoing violent struggle between the government and an insurgent group, there are likely to be press outlets reporting from multiple perspectives.