Welcome to the News Literacy guide!
You'll find a number of resources here to support teaching and learning about news literacy and fake news in a digital age. These resources include lesson plans, source evaluation techniques, documents, organizations, videos, and real-world examples to help you understand, analyze, and interact with the current news landscape.
Each resource is sorted into one of the following categories:
- Facts, Figures, & Fake News: Find data about news literacy and news consumption in the U.S., as well as background and analysis of the term "fake news."
- News Literacy 101: Learn the basics of how reporters and editors gather information, verify stories, and publish their findings. Also consider the value of a free press and tips for identifying reliable news sources.
- Fact Checking & Unreliable Sources: Discover resources for teaching students how to fact check stories, examples of fake or misleading news stories, and tips for spotting unreliable sources.
- Bias & Filter Bubbles: Consider how to spot bias in the news, how reporters manage their biases, how our own biases influence how we select information, and search engine bias.
- Using the VIA Method: Get tips for vetting news sources to make sure they are Verifiable, Independent, and Accountable. Find examples and case studies to illustrate each element.