Are you informed?
And if you believe so, who delivered your news?
How well do you know them and how they make their living? (Hint: someone paid them.)
These are just a few questions to ask before you read one more article in a newspaper, blog or watch one more pundit on TV, Youtube or you Facebook.
Even more important, find out before you share any of it with others.
How do we find the answers? It is easy. For years sites like Journalism.org has worked to keep a very thorough list of media ownership and practices. Digest it. Look up your local paper. Find out.
Here is their latest summary: http://www.journalism.org/2015/04/29/state-of-the-news-media-2015/ .
For a deeper look, I try to keep this post updated regularly.