News Sources Say What?!

A Multi-Literacy Approach to Teaching News Source Evaluation

News literacy curricula have long offered students tools to help evaluate the quality of news content, such as the evidence and sources journalists use to tell a story. However, many curricula stop short of considering important nuances in how global news consumers might judge credibility differently and how young people go about evaluating sources online.

This project unifies concepts from news literacy, media literacy, information literacy, and digital literacy to help students understand why news sources are important, how to evaluate their reliability, and how to use digital tools to do so quickly and effectively.

Explore how this project was implemented in a university setting and how students were able to better critically analyze sources of news evidence and online information as a result. Here you will also find the lesson plans and all the digital tools used throughout the project.