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    Evaluating Sources using IMVAIN with the Middle Schoolers at New York’s IS303

    When it comes to judging the credibility and reliability of news reports, news consumers have two main concerns: evidence and sources. Evaluating the reliability of information sources involves rating them based on a number of objective criteria. A simple ...

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    Differing Perceptions of What is News in China and Hong Kong

    By Masato Kajimoto and Anne Kruger The University of Hong Kong Political structures vary widely between China and Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is officially part of China, it exists in a “one country, two systems” principle, with China being ruled as a ...

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    Journalistic Peer Review: The Guardian vs. Chicago's Press Corps

    Who watches the watchdog? Journalistic peer review in the debate over a Chicago Police Department holding facility "Truth" is a tricky subject in News Literacy. Because we use each day's news as our text, students quickly discover that ...

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    Unrest in Baltimore: A Lesson in Context

    " Hard to believe this is going on, as I keep saying, in a major American city... I don’t remember seeing anything like this in the United States of America in a long time..."-- CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer as violence erupts on the streets of ...

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    In Natural Disasters, Truth is a Casualty

    “When we’re looking at disasters," says journalist Jonathan Katz, "especially ones that happen in other parts of the world, I think the most important thing that we can do as journalists is to communicate that it’s not about us.” Katz, who ...

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    In Natural Disasters, Truth is a Casualty

    “When we’re looking at disasters," says journalist Jonathan Katz, "especially ones that happen in other parts of the world, I think the most important thing that we can do as journalists is to communicate that it’s not about us.” Katz, who ...

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    How Digital-Age Verification Exposed Rep. Aaron Schock

       From U.S. Rep Aaron Schock’s once-public Instagram feed: Visiting Myanmar and hiking in Patagonia. One of the most iconic scenes in the movie “All The President’s Men” showed Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein sitting at a table ...

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    Deconstructing a Viral Video: Skydiving Without a Parachute

    The video purportedly shows a man jumping from a plane 9,000 feet above the earth with no parachute, dropping through a small opening in a roof and onto a trampoline. Thanks to the power of social media, it didn’t take long to go viral. But was it real?. ...

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