Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
site header image

Evaluating Sources: Evaluating Media/News Sources

This guide explains how to evaluate media/news sources and internet sources, as well as provides useful resources to help you critically evaluate information.

Useful Fact-Checking Websites

Books on Fake News

Media Bias Chart

A media bias chart

It's important to remember that the media may be biased when presenting news. Above is a helpful chart that shows different news sources and how biased or neutral they are.

Click this link for a detailed explanation of the chart and to access the new interactive chart. 

Fake News Part 1 Video

Fake News Part 2 Video

Fake News- What is It?

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, fake news is defined as “false stories that appear to be news, spread on the internet or using other media, usually created to influence political views or as a joke.”

How to Spot Fake News Video

Check out this video from FactCheck.org on how to spot fake news.

Finding Reputable News Sources

National Public Radio offers an excellent Finder's Guide to Facts.

OnTheMedia has produced a useful list of tips for identifying fake news.