Nonfiction Articles & News
Can you handle the truth?
Keep up with what's going on in the world, dig into some great longform articles, either in print or online. We've got some terrific suggestions!
NY Times Summer Reading contest - June 12-August 29, 2020
Best News Sites
The Cramm - Daily news summary by and for teens. Get it in email, video or podcast.
The New York Times - Still (arguably) the best newspaper/site in the country
Teen Vogue - Really. Great reporting on issues that matter to teens.
Tween Tribune - From The Smithsonian
Vox Explainers - for when you keep hearing about something and don't know the backstory.
BBC - get a British perspective
Online Newspaper List - find news around the world. Many countries publish news in English - or try reading in another language!
Best Longform Journalism
Longform articles are usually over 2000 words, may include investigative journalism or essays around a particular topic. Less than a book but more than a regular news article. Try one!
A Sampling of Great Longform Articles
What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane - The Atlantic
Did Venus Williams Ever Get Her Due? - NY Times
The Day the Dinosaurs Died - New Yorker
More Good Longform
25 Most Read Longreads of 2019