In today's world of 24-hour news and commentary by outlets that show obvious ideological bias, it's easy to find media that's going to share your own ideological bent. For those that want to dig deeper into an issue, balanced news can be difficult to find.
The founders of AllSides, a news aggregator, agree. They believe you can't know an issue if you only know one side, so their site presents news articles on topics from the left, right and center.
AllSides crowdsources its rankings of news outlets, and encourages you to participate. For instance, Salon and the Huffington Post are labeled "Left," the Washington Post and New York Times as "Leans Left," NPR, the Wall Street Journal and Politico are "Center," Bloomberg and the Washington Times are classified "Leans Right" and Fox News and Town Hall are "Right."
The website also asks you to rate your own bias, using scales for different issues that you weight for importance. You can also submit stories that you think should be on the site, along with the reason why.
Especially now, a little over 13 months from the next presidential election, it's nice to see all of the angles on particular stories. Check out AllSides and let us know what you think in the comments below.