"Fake news" is in the news. How do you know whether a news story or social media post is credible? Here are resources from around the web to help you develop your news literacy:
- Digital Resource Center, Center for News Literacy, from Stony Brook University, School of Journalism. Offers resources for teaching news literacy.
- FAKE NEWS vs. REAL NEWS: How to Determine the Reliability of Sources, from Bristol Community College.
- Six questions that will tell you what media to trust, by Tom Rosenstiel, from The American Press Institute.
- Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world, by Joyce Valenza, from School Library Journal.
Additional links on Evaluating Web Resources
- Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources -- From the University of Southern Maine, a concise list of questions to ask when evaluating websites.
- The CRAAP Test (PDF), a list of questions to help you evaluate the credibility of information, from California State University, Chico.
- Evaluate Web Resources -- From the University of Maryland University College, this guide walks you through the steps of determining a website's credibility and includes links to examples of each type of website mentioned.
- Search Better, from GCF Learn Free -- This interactive tutorial offers tips on how to effectively search the Internet and evaluate web pages for content and credibility. Includes a section to practice your evaluation skills.
This page was last updated on 2017.02.23