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As information professionals, librarians are especially interested in how our society consumes news and information. Librarians around the country are putting together resources to help patrons and citizens figure out how to make important evaluations about news, information, and media.
Download the PDF from The University of Illinois for some evaluation guides. See below for a list of websites that you might find useful. Confused by a story? Unsure if you can trust it? We're here to help.
AllSides - See news from multiple perspectives, left, center, and right
FactCheck.org - A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters
Glossary: The Language of News Literacy - Terms and definitions to know
How to Spot Fake News - A guide for parents who want to talk about fake news with their kids. From Common Sense Media
How to Choose News - A brief video on truth and bias in news from TED-Ed
How to Identify Fake News - A great visual guide from Indiana University
News Literacy Toolkit for a "Post-Truth World - A guide in the School Library Journal with links and resources, includes a great "rules of thumb" section
Politifact - A fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims
Snopes - Fact check rumors, news, and politician statements
The CRAAP Test - A 5 step test for using and sharing information sources with an easy to remember acronym
Most importantly don’t forget to read freely and critically. Schlow offers a variety of print and online resources.