News Literacy Resources 

C.A.R.S. Checklist for Evaluating Internet Sources

The Center for News Literacy from Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism, offers an impressive Digital Resources Center that includes

  • Ripped from the Headlines: Fresh news literacy lessons, based on the latest news, ready to use in class

  • Course Pack: organized around eight major concepts, the 14-module curriculum takes students from the first information revolution of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press to the Digital Age of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook. Each lesson stands alone or can easily be integrated into your program. Don’t miss the very useful new Glossary.

  • Get a Global View: Instructional resources from the Center’s international partners

  • DIY News Literacy Lessons: Inspiration and lessons templates for creating your own instruction around news literacy concepts

Common Sense Media: how to spot fake news

Craig Silverman’s BuzzFeed blog: The founding editor for BuzzFeed, Canada has been writing for many years for a variety of publications on media accuracy and verification issues.

Evaluating Information: the cornerstone of civic online reasoningassessed the news literacy of students from middle school through college by Standford U. Annenberg Public Policy Center’s nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics

Fake News vs. Real News: Determining the Reliability of Sources from the New York Times

Fake News vs. Real News Libguide

Hoax-Slayer: Australian Brett Christensen has been debunking email and social media hoaxes and spam since 2003

How to Recognize a Fake News Story

How to Choose Your News - (TEDEdby Damon Brown offers a student-friendly explanation as well as strategies for analyzing news sources

Media Literacy Now

News Literacy Project an innovative national education program that equips middle school and high school students with the tools to be smart, active consumers of news and information and engaged, informed citizens

Politifact-fact - checking U.S. politics

The Smell Test: in the era of fake news, librarians are out best hope

Snopes: the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

Verification Handbook: a definitive guide to verifying digital content for  emergency coverage, edited by Craig Silverman

Fake News Examples




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