Most U.S. citizens admire the individual and collective pursuit of excellence and seek to be open-minded and fair. You can practice these democratic virtues and broaden your worldview by seeking out a variety of online media. Exploring a news story on multiple websites helps you see the narrative from different angles. You can start with Associated Press or Reuters reports, but also consult academic journals whose authors spend their careers researching certain issues. Then check out some of the more partisan and political sites. This process takes more time, but listening to multiple stories and voices provides a richer and more diverse foundation for our life together.

Kristin Ritzau in Practicing Democracy Online