News resources

In J201  you are expected to keep up with current events by reading news on a regular basis. A regular (ideally daily) experience with news is essential for professionals in entertainment, strategic communication, and journalism.

We recommend subscribing to at least one news podcast and at least one daily news digest. Some podcasts include:

Some news digests include:

Some suggestions you came up with in lecture:

Newspapers available to you for free through the library:

Some newspapers (webpages) you might consider subscribing to, either in print or online:
  • The Wisconsin State Journal
  • The Capital Times (available free each Wednesday)
  • The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
  • The Chicago Tribune
  • The Chicago Sun-Times
  • The Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • The Los Angeles Times
Some news magazines you might consider:
  • Time
  • U.S. News and World Report
  • The Economist
  • The Nation
  • The Weekly Standard

If not already available through the UW Library, many of these publications will have student rates.