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Research on Student News Consumption
Games for Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Players are exposed to techniques that are used in science denial arguments.
Bad News Game
Exposes users to tactics that are used in social media to manipulate information for increased views so that they can be identified in the wild.
Go Viral Game
Focusesd on COVID-19 misinformation; covers these tactics: Emotion, Fake experts, Conspiracy theories.
Fact checking; shows how to apply evaluation criteria.
Classic evaluation checklist: Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy & Purpose; useful for in-depth examination.
Action driven tasks to examine context of information with lateral reading techniques: Stop, Investigate, Find, Trace.
From Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania; focuses on election topics.
From the Poynter Institute and Tampa Bay Times; focuses on bipartisan approach to fact check news.
Developed in 1994, one of the longest running fact checking sites covering broad content.
Media Bias / Fact Check
Tracks sources on a bias spectrum and traces history and ownership of media organizations.
Presents three articles on same news topics: left, center, right.
Media Bias Chart
Graphs media sources based on bias and reliability.
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These two content pieces are found in College Success Skills Center > Information Literacy Skills.
Newspaper Source Plus This link opens in a new window
Access cover-to-cover full text for national & international newspapers including the Post-Gazette & the Tribune Review.
News: Gale OneFile This link opens in a new window
Search current news and archives of full-text newspapers including the Tribune Review.
New York Times: NYTimes.com This link opens in a new window Wall Street Journal This link opens in a new window
Access full content of the Wall Street Journal.
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
Search topical in-depth articles, about 15 - 20 pages long, on social issues. Show me how
Films On Demand This link opens in a new window
Watch Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody award-winning documentaries relevant to every subject.
Kanopy Streaming Videos This link opens in a new window
Watch award winning documentaries and classic films in all subjects. To view Kanopy videos, you will need to create an account on the Kanopy site, but will then have unlimited access to the collection.
PBS Video Collection This link opens in a new window
View streaming video documentaries and series from PBS.
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