What to Look For in News Sources
- What type of content is this? A news story? an opinion piece? a reaction? native ads?
- Who and what are the sources cited?
- How does the news source support their claims? Are there sources cited? Are they vetted?
- What types of citations do they use? (i.e. sourceless, witness accounts by journalists, accredited experts, sources that are close in proximity) Is there anything missing?
- Is the information presented from one point of view? Are there multiple perspectives presented?
- Does the author omit information or write in generalities?
- Does the author present the who, what, where, why, how?