Hi, Allen Williams!
My favorite "news" source are books on history and political economy. The problem with news -- and this is a fundamental structural problem I think -- is that we don't get any historical context with which to understand the information overload we are subjected to. The news can only interact with an event as it explodes on to the scene -- when something dramatic happens.
The trajectory the news takes is forward, never backward in any significant sense. The result is, that is millions of people ONLY get their knowledge of the world from the news media, you have millions of people who CANNOT possibly know what they are talking about on a whole range of issues, I'm afraid.
You have to read books by good experts in history and political economy to make sense of the information feed; that's just all there is to it, in my view. Give yourself historical context and then the precise source one turns to for the information feed becomes of marginal significance, in my view.
Having said all that, I am willing to recommend an alternative progressive radio station called WBAI, 99.5 on the FM dial. I listen to that every day, day and night.