Looking for other news and editorial hubs besides the Huffington Post? There are quite a few of them out there, each with slightly different general viewpoints. Note that you may have to change how you judge their credibility accordingly. Here are five popular alternatives to the Huffington Post.
5 Popular Alternatives to the Huffington Post
The Drudge Report
Created by Matt Drudge in 1996, this website was one of the major motivating influences behind the creation of the Huffington Post, and remains one of its chief rivals. Containing a mix of news stories and pieces written by Drudge himself, its articles are selected and written from a socially-conservative traditionalist (i.e. “right-wing”) point of view, though Drudge describes them more as “populist”. The website was the first news outlet to publish information relating to former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct in 1998, which many argue led to the Democratic Party’s defeat in the 2000 election.
The Raw Story
Created by John Byrne in 2004, the Raw Story is similar to the Huffington Post in that it contains a mix of mainstream news stories, original investigative reporting, and guest opinion pieces. It also shares the Huffington Post’s liberal-progressive views, often reporting on issues that its staff feel are not given enough attention by major news outlets.
Talking Points Memo
Named after the political term for a list of issues or arguments used by a side in a debate, this alternative to the Huffington Post was created in 2000 by journalist and historian Josh Marshall. It underwent renovations in 2007 to add more original content, as opposed to just aggregated news stories. It won a George Polk Award in Journalism for its coverage of a 2006 scandal in which several American federal lawyers were dismissed by former President George W. Bush in the middle of his second presidential term, allegedly for partisan political reasons.
The Daily Kos
Named after founder Markos Moulitsas’s nickname while in the military, this American political Internet journal was founded in 2002. It’s more a place for opinion pieces than news stories, and its staff and user base consist mainly of activists who support the American Democratic Party and/or liberal-progressive causes.
Founded in 2005 by lawyer Judd Legum and the Center for American Progress (a public policy research and advocacy organization), ThinkProgress is an online journal for discussing news stories — especially those related to the United States of America — from a liberal-progressive point of view. Sections include those on climate change, economics, healthcare, legal issues, LGBT people, and popular culture.
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