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Evaluating News Sources

Learn how to critically read and evaluate news sources. Discover some tips and tricks for identifying "Fake News", propaganda, and bad information.

Evaluating News Sources

Learn how to critically read and evaluate news sources. Discover some tips and tricks for identifying "Fake News", propaganda, and bad information.

Contents

What is Fake News? 

  • Explore the term  "fake news" and some associated terms and definitions

Spotting Fake News 

  • Some tips and tricks for discovering fake news and other misinformation 

Being an Active News User 

  • Learn how to become an active news user by critically reading and evaluating your sources 

Types of Unreliable News Sources 

  • Explore different types of untrustworthy news media 

Biases in News Sources 

  • Discover how to identify biases in news sources (both your own and others) 

Data Literacy

  • Understand how statistics can be misused in news sources and how to identify these instances

Newspapers at GPRC 

  • Looking for news sources at the GPRC Learning Commons? Check out these databases with both historical and contemporary news coverage!

Additional Resources 

  • A collection of websites, courses, and reading materials if you want to learn more about media and data literacy 

More Questions? Ask a Librarian! 

  • Remember that you can always reach out to a librarian to discuss this topic in more detail 
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