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Task 1 Evaluating sources
Research Subject: Mid-Autumn Festival
-Is this article from a reliable/credible source? Why or why not?
(hint: when looking at news/journalism sites, it can be helpful to do some background research on them)
-What do we think about a resource like this?
Does it contain good information that might help your research? Is it a reliable/credible source? Why or why not?
Evaluating News Sources
Just because something is from a supposedly biased source, does that mean we disregard it altogether? Is the information true but presented deceptively? Can authors be biased? Can publications be biased?
Media Bias/Fact Check
What criteria does this website use to determine bias? What criteria or sources does it use to evaluate fact checking?
Why should we trust this website? Should we?
Look up some of your favorite news sources and see what it has to say.
Media Bias Chart
This is a useful chart to look at when considering media bias.
Ad Fontes Media, Inc. is a company founded in 2018 by Vanessa Otero, creator of the Media Bias Chart. The mission of Ad Fontes Media is “making news consumers smarter and news media better.”
Ad Fontes Media is incorporated as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) in Colorado. The stated public benefit of Ad Fontes Media is the same as its mission.
Ad Fontes is Latin for “to the source,” because at the heart of what Ad Fontes Media does is look at the source—analyze the very content itself—to rank it. We are not measuring consumer opinions, clicks and views, or “user engagement.” Plenty of other companies do that in order to sell ads, and we think that is part of the problem we face in the current media landscape.