Here I have chosen to list the sources online that I have found to be of invaluable assistance in research and staying up to date with current events. Some readers may be familiar with these sources but if this is your first time learning of their existence, I highly recommend visiting their sites and pages for in-depth and informative content.
American Dope: Al Profit is an independent filmmaker who runs the YouTube channel American Dope which revisits the biggest names and cases in the narcotics trade including Pablo Escobar, Frank Lucas, El Chapo and many others. The channel also discusses the lives of organized crime figures and the disappearance of James R. Hoffa. Profit has also produced several documentaries available on Amazon.com.
JFK Facts: a site focused on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) with numerous articles, videos and links to books on the crime in Dallas, Texas. The site is not a haven for conspiracy theories but a vehicle for the truth surrounding Kennedy’s murder. Anyone interested in what really happened that day might enjoy this site.
NPR Fresh Air: I have started to listen to more podcasts as my library continues to expand. A friend recommended the NPR Fresh Air stream and needless to say it has been a breath of fresh air. The content is rich and covers a range of topics. I found the podcasts perfect for the times when the TV is off and I want to enjoy a good discussion without actually taking part in it.
The New York Times: For over 150 years, the New York Times has remained a trusted source of breaking news and thought provoking articles covering all sectors of society. In the age of social media and the heightened risk of misinformation, the Times stands as a source of of what journalism has and continues to be.
Unreported World: This YouTube channel features documentaries from around the globe that show a side of countries that is sometimes neglected by the maintstream press. The stories are gritty, gripping and insightful about the world we live in.