Choose Your News

Verification Handbook 
A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage
The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non- profit foundation dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, inter alis through the further training of journalists and media professionals. Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of journalism-related projects.







Choose Your News Lesson Plan with Video
With the advent of the Internet and social media, news is distributed at an incredible rate by an unprecedented number of different media outlets. How do we choose which news to consume? Damon Brown gives the inside scoop on how the opinions and facts (and sometimes non-facts) make their way into the news and how the smart reader can tell them apart.

Choose Your News Video


False News Lesson Plan with video
In previous decades, most news with global reach came from several major newspapers and networks with the resources to gather information directly. The speed with which information spreads now, however, has created the ideal conditions for something called circular reporting. Noah Tavlin sheds light on this phenomenon.

How False News Spreads






Consortium for media literacy - telling fact from fiction; 'fake' news; the media and relationships

Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy Webinar Feb 2017


How do I know if a source is credible? Purdue Owl

Evaluating Web Sites Tutorial University of Maryland College


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Letty Nardone,
Mar 16, 2017, 8:19 AM