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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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    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?. ...

  6. CNL News Lesson

    The Phrase "Islamic Terrorism" and the Power of Words

    As the White House hosted its February 2015 summit on the multinational clash with the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State, President Barack Obama found himself in a war of words — or, to be more precise — a war about words. His critics, ...

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    Chicago Defender News Literacy Curriculum Lesson 1: The Flint Water Crisis

    Written by:   Myiti Sengstacke, African American Studies Instructor City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College Michelle R. Yisrael, Reading, English & Literature City Colleges of Chicago, Kennedy-King College Purpose:   To examine The Flint Water ...

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