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MEJO *53: Reporting & Writing News: Credibility & Search Tips

Things to Think About



The Site

  • How recent is the information? 
  • Are there external sources? Are THEY credible?
  • What do you learn from a Google search?

Follow the Money

  • Is there an author? If not, who’s the publisher?
  • How does the site make money?

Word Choice & Tone

  • Are there advertisements or comments?
  • Are they biased? 
  • Is the language super emotional? 


Use More Words

Venn diagram with 5 circles showing search terms connected with "OR"

Think Tanks