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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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    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 ...

  3. News Lesson

    Did Seymour Hersh Open the Freezer?

    On the day American commandos killed Osama bin Laden, did Navy SEAL Team 6 infiltrate Pakistani air space and storm the Al-Qaeda leader's secret hideout after a perilous firefight? Or were the SEALS part of an elaborate conspiracy involving U.S. and ...

  4. News Lesson

    Did Seymour Hersh Open the Freezer?

    On the day American commandos killed Osama bin Laden, did Navy SEAL Team 6 infiltrate Pakistani air space and storm the Al-Qaeda leader's secret hideout after a perilous firefight? Or were the SEALS part of an elaborate conspiracy involving U.S. and ...

  5. News Lesson

    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?. ...