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BY LEANNE HAYS
YOUR DAILY DOSE OF INFORMATION
LOCAL NEWS SOURCE
Patch delivers local
news for more than 1,200 towns
across the US. Keep up with breaking
news notifications, community calen-
dars, and coverage of events near you.
The Associated Press
has delivered unbiased
news since 1846, and
its customizable app continues this
mission. Top stories, video, radio, and
local news options are included.
This ad-free app offers
a daily five-minute summary of breaking news.
theSkimm podcast and book and media
recommendations promote deeper understanding of complex issues.
A long-trusted standby,
the National Public Ra-
dio app streams on-
demand content and live broadcasts.
Listen to radio stories individually or
add them to custom playlists.
Two recent Gallup polls indicate that our trust in the media
has hit an all-time low. In fact,
62 percent of adults in the
United States are of the opinion that coverage is biased,
and 44 percent believe that it’s
downright false. No one wants
to waste their time on inaccurate news sources, so let’s go
over some apps you can trust
to deliver reliable, well-curated
content to your device.
LONG FORM OPTIONS FOR DIVING
CUSTOMIZE YOUR NEWS FEED RISING STAR!
BuzzFeed is raking in
awards from the National Press Foun-
dation among others. Download for
stellar investigative journalism and
cutting-edge arts and culture coverage.
Build your news feed
from a variety of global topics includ-
ing energy, US politics, technology,
and dozens more.
The Foreign Affairs
app offers download-
able articles by civic
leaders and top analysts for offline
reading. Topics include global politics,
business, technology, science, and
If you’re serious about
politics, check out this
app. Four channels
of commercial-free content include
press conferences, speeches, Con-
gressional hearings, and podcasts.
Want to read up on
the latest scientific
theories and break-
throughs? Get a subscription to the
SA app; long-form articles and comprehensive graphics will expand your
This app offers text,
radio, and video reports
world news, top-ten lists of popular
stories, and a news feed curated from
topics and locations of your choosing.