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English 111: Analyzing News Sources

Search the Web

Activity 1

  • Search Google News for information on one of these topics:
    • Climate Change (global warming, greenhouse gases, carbon emissions)
    • Solving Poverty (eradicate, eliminate, reduce, reduction)
  • Select one news article from a website or news source you have never heard of.
  • Analyze this article and website using the Worksheet below.

Fact Checking Sites

List of Fake news sites in Wikipedia

Take a look at the websites that fact-check news stories:

Snopes

Politifact

Factcheck.org

Washington Post's Fact Checker

AP Fact Check

NPR Fact Check

SciCheck FactCheck.org’s SciCheck feature focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.

FlackCheck political literacy companion site to the award-winning FactCheck.org. The site provides resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception and incivility in political rhetoric.

Evaluating websites activity