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SOAR Fall 2021, Information Literacy for Change: Immigration: News

News Sources

Media Bias

INTERACTIVE Media Bias Chart by Vanessa Otero

The chart was created by Vanessa Otero, a patent attorney, who delivered a webinar to librarians on Information Literacy. Click on the chart below to go to an interactive and more recent version of Otero's Media Bias Chart. On version 5.0 (beta) users can search individual newspaper titles to see where they fall on the spectrum of liberal or conservative, based on Otero's/Ad Fontes Media's evaluation system.

Fact-checking Sites

Use fact-checking resources like these to help you determine whether what you read or hear is true. But keep in mind that even fact-checking websites should be examined critically. 

  • FactCheck.org
    Checks the accuracy of political statements, news, and claims. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

  • LinkedIn
    This professional networking site can be used to check the qualifications and expertise of authors.

  • Media Bias / Fact Check
    Aims to call biased or deceptive news and media practices

  • PolitiFact
    Nonpartisan fact-checking website to sort out the truth in American politics. The site's "Truth-o-meter" helps separate "fact from fiction" in political statements, including advertisements, from races around the country.

  • The Poynter Institute / Fact-Checking Resources
    The world’s leading resource for journalists to engage and inform the public in democratic societies.

  • Snopes.com
    Since 1995 this site has been used to fact-check "urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation."

  • Washington Post Fact Checker
    Fact checks political and governmental topics.