Things to think about when evaluating a news source:

Current: Is the article current? Does it need to be?
Accessible: Can you read and understand the article? Does it pass the five fingers test?
Relevant: Is the article mainly about a specific religion(s)?
Trustworthy: Is this a reliable news source? Have you considered the perspective of the news source?

Independent News Sources
WMS Library Newspage
Student News Daily
CNN Student News
Scholastic News
National Public Radio (NPR)

Religion Specific News Sources
Pluralism Project: Religious Diversity News
Pew Forum for Religion and Public Life
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly