Interest in news & media is relevant to political scientists working in many areas, including policy studies, political campaigns & marketing, party platforms, propaganda, social movement studies, events analysis, and so forth. Nor is it restricted to current affairs, since an increasing range of historical sources are also being made available. Methods such as content analysis, discourse analysis, and, increasingly, use of big data can be employed in news analysis.
You can read recent issues of The Times and The Guardian in the Library (ground floor) to keep up with current events, and for more extensive research you could look at some of the sources listed below.
See also the extensive links to websites concerned with Media, Journalism & Fake News on the Politics subject guide
Nor is research restricted to current affairs, since an increasing range of historical sources are also being made available, such as:
For further information on newspaper sources see the British Library list of online newspaper resources (some free)
Wikipedia has some useful links to online newspaper archives (some free).
Specialist guides to sources in the library catalogue can be found using the keywords "Newspapers" and "Bibliography"