We are bombarded with news and information every day. What skills do you need to evaluate what you find on the internet? How do you distinguish the good from the bad, what is biased, misleading, distorted, or outright false? How do journalists handle this issue?
This guide provides a variety of journalism and library resources to help you become a more savvy and critically-informed online news consumer.
Standard for Journalists
VIA - Verification, Independence, and Accountability
"Does this news report verify its statements? (Does the reporter, in other words, open the freezer?) Has this person or organization created a report free of entanglements or agendas? Does the editor or producer stand by the accuracy of the report and hold accountable whatever sources are quoted?" --Renée Loth "What's Black and White and Retweeted All Over? Teaching News Literacy in the Digital Age."