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Women's & Gender Studies: News & Research Sites

Tips, techniques & links to help you find answers for your research papers & projects

Newspapers and General News Sites

Newspapers can be an excellent source for current and historical perspectives on the international, national, regional, or local level. Current issues and historical backfiles can be found through MU Libraries newspaper databases.

Checking for bias in news is vitally important, however, so always check the 'About Us' page for bias, and use some of the below resources to double-check your sources.

W&GS News Sites

Here are some women-centered sites to explore:

Women's e-News - "Covering women's issues - changing women's lives."  Women's eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women's perspectives on public policy around the world.

Feministing - "Young feminists blogging and organizing."  Feministing’s Community blog exists to provide a platform for feminist and pro-feminist writing, to connect feminists online and off, and to encourage activism.

Elevate Difference - Elevate Difference is an archive of critique that aims to embody the myriad—and sometimes conflicting—viewpoints present in the struggle for political, social, and economic justice in literature, films, music, events, and more.

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Long-form Journalism

Long-form journalism is a style that takes the space and time to really develop a topic. Lengthier than a news story but shorter than a book, this format typically runs between 1,000 and 20,000 words, and includes publications like The Atlantic and Harper's Bazaar. Below are a few sites that compile this popular version of non-fiction writing.