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Fake News and Misinformation: News Literacy

Where do we find our news?

"Today, an overwhelming majority of Americans get news at least sometimes from digital devices. Explore the patterns and trends that shape the platforms Americans turn to for news below." 

Pew Research Center. News Platform Fact Sheet. November 15, 2023

Sources for News Literacy

Center for News Literacy logo
Media Literacy Now logo
News Literacy Project logo
Project Information Literacy logo
Society of Professional Journalists logo

The Sift


The Sift, NLP’s free weekly newsletter for educators — delivered weekly during the school year — explores timely examples of misinformation, addresses media and press freedom topics and discusses social media trends and issues. 

Alternative News Sources

Check out this Research Guide on Alternative News Sources.

News Media Bias

Journalism and Media Bias

"Journalism is tied to a set of ethical standards and values, including truth and accuracy, fairness and impartiality, and accountability. However, journalism today often strays from objective fact; the result is biased news. Bias isn't necessarily a bad thing, but hidden media bias misleads, manipulates and divides us." 

11 Types of Media Bias and how to spot them

1. Spin

2. Unsubstantiated Claims

3. Opinion Statements Presented as Facts

4. Sensationalism/Emotionalism

5. Mudslinging/Ad Hominem

6. Mind Reading

7. Slant

8. Flawed Logic

9. Bias by Omission

10. Omission of Source Attribution

11. Bias by Placement

Source: Allsides

The Media Bias Chart

This Interactive Media Bias Chart® is a data visualization that displays measures of news (and “news-like”) articles and sources generated by analysts and staff of Ad Fontes Media. It reflects our most up-to-date ratings of all our rated articles and shows over time.

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