In order to find a contemporary issue that interests you and that will carry you through your research, you will need to do some background reading. This means accessing literature, such as magazines and newspapers, that inform about a topic rather than critically analyze it. Then, when you have found the issue that will sustain your interest throughout the research, you will be able to look for articles to support your thinking. Below are some resources for background reading.
Even though academics and teachers tend to discourage students from using crowd-sourced resources like Wikipedia, students still continue to use these for research purposes. Is this really a bad thing?
The article below discusses the reliability of Wikipedia in 21st century research.