Is NewsFacts & Analysis objective?

Yes. NewsFacts & Analysis is a nonpartisan current events teaching tool assigned to college students by their professors. It provides reliable online news and fact-based analysis with no political, ideological, or religious affiliation of any kind. 


Is the content designed for use in college courses?

Yes. The publisher is Steve Posner, a published author and Professor of Writing for International Relations & Global Economics at the University of Southern California (click here to view his USC bio). Professor Posners nonpartisan educational current events publications have been praised by both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Department of Education, and distributed to students overseas by the United States Information Agency and the Peace Corps. 


Is it easy to assign?

Yes. The news is presented in historical context so students can follow events independently without having to rely on additional instruction from their professors.


Is there a reference resource that supplements the news features?

Yes. The NewsFacts & Analysis Political Dictionary defines terms frequently used in news reports.


Is there a way for students to complete the assignments online?

Yes. Each issue contains three assignments: a Quiz on the news feature, a Student Opinion Poll, and a Discussion Board at the end of the articles where students receive credit for every comment they post.


Is the grading automatic?

Yes. It only takes a few minutes to record or download grades from the professors online gradebook.


Is it more likely that students will vote after reading NewsFacts & Analysis?

Yes. Research shows that citizens who closely follow the news are more likely to vote. NewsFacts & Analysis features a voting tool that makes it convenient for students to confidentially register and request absentee ballots directly from the authorized U.S. government election office in their state. 


Is the instructors edition free?

Yes. Professors and their teaching assistants have complimentary access to the educators edition.


Is the student fee a one-time charge?

Yes. The per term registration fee is just $20 per semester, $10 per quarter.


Is the news current?

Yes. Published biweekly during the September to May academic year, each issue features an in-depth examination of an important news story. Professors can remain focused on core curricula while ensuring that their students are knowledgeable about current issues.

• Fall 2020 Issues: September 14 • September 28 • October 12 • October 26 • November 16 •

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Quick tips on how to register!

Professors


How do I set up an account for my courses?

1. Click on the Registration menu above to sign up for free access to the educator’s edition.

2. Create a name for each one of your courses that will be using NewsFacts & Analysis.

For example, you can name one course 10am Class and another 2pm Class,
or name a course Tuesday Morning Class and another Thursday Evening Course.

You can register as many courses as you like.

3. Send students the name you have chosen for their course.

For example, you will send the name 10am Class to students enrolled in that course,

and you will send the name 2pm Class to that course’s students.

4. When students register, they will select the name you sent them to enroll in the right course.


Students

How do students register?

1. Click on the Registration menu above to sign up for the student edition.

2. Select the school you are attending.

3. Select the name of the professor who has assigned NewsFacts & Analysis.

4. Enter the special NewsFacts & Analysis course name that your professor has given you.

5. Pay the $20 per term registration fee.

What is the registration cancellation policy?

Cancel within 14 days of registration to receive a full refund.