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Guide to News & Media

Evaluating Media Suggestions

Media is biased because we all have biases. It's important to read widely and check yourself and your assumptions. These sites all have strategies and suggestions.

Lateral Reading

In addition to using CAARP, practice becoming a Lateral Reader: verify what you're reading as you are reading it. 

Leave the site and open up new tabs to judge the credibility of the original site.

  • search for the site/article on fact-checking sites
  • search for the owner or publisher of the site
  • follow references back to the original sources
  • research what other sites say about the source

John Green explains