Evaluating Resources

What is News Literacy?

News literacy is "the ability to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports, whether they come via print, television or the Internet."  Center for News Literacy Digital Resource Center

According to Washtenaw Community College Librarians, as a news-literate person, you can

  • Evaluate news and media stories
  • Distinguish between news and opinion amid the abundance of information available
  • Recognize bias or slant
  • Identify when news is fake
  • Check the credibility of news
  • Use multiple formats and sources to get news
  • Understand perspectives and beliefs different than your own
  • Be an informed citizen

How to Spot Misinformation (or Fake News)

How to Detect Misinformation (or Fake News)

Key Resources

How to Choose Your News