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Well written articles, free of tabloid hyperbole
Member Name: edinburgher
Advantages: Good free website, articles generally of high quality
Disadvantages: Can be a little 'preachy'
When I'm warming up at work for a days' cataloguing, there are two sources I always look to for reliable and well-informed news content. The Guardian website (www.guardian.co.uk) is one of these.
I know that the paper is considered very liberal by many, but I've always found this to be a considerable advantage, as the journalists seems to be free (for the most part) to express themselves freely and honestly, without some of the scare mongering stories that make it into the quasi-tabloid press (you know, the ones that claim to be serious papers but still feature stories about Victoria Beckham!)
The main articles are usually of a high standard and are typically well researched. Tribute is paid to the quality offered by the fact that articles from the Guardian are often re-hashed by other newspapers a day or so after they are published. A recent example would be a 'light relief' article on urban legends associated with Christmas, originally published in the Guardian. I saw no fewer than 4-5 copies of this article within a week.
The website is well laid out, with the opportunity to offer feedback on articles and is intuitively laid out around themes. The 'money' section is particularly good for informative reading and is often my first port of call for economic news.
One of the better free news sites.
Summary: Good source for current news and events