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Finding Reliable Facts

How can I find the information I need and evaluate its worth?

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  • EDCollection

    Fact Finder: Your Foolproof Guide to Media Literacy

    Bring the road-tested tools of journalism from the newsroom to your own news feed. Create a complete course of material on today’s media literacy essentials or sharpen a specific skill, from finding quality news to reporting it.

  • Lesson Plan

    Weed Out Propaganda

    A bold digital poster outlines a simple acronym — S.E.E.D. — to help students learn to spot propaganda by recognizing four of its key techniques.

  • Lesson Plan

    E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News

    Students learn a handy acronym to help them remember six key concepts for evaluating information, then test the concepts in teams. (Poster also available for download in French, Japanese, Spanish and Ukrainian.)

  • Video

    Ask an Expert: Anonymous Sources

    In this video, George Washington University professor Michael Freedman explains why anonymous sources are necessary sometimes and the guidelines that govern when and how journalists use them.

  • Lesson Plan

    Is It Fair?

    A video and graphic help students tune up their “fairness meters” to detect three key factors that can determine how objective or biased a news story is; then they analyze real-life examples.

  • Lesson Plan

    Am I Being Fair?

    A video and graphic introduce four proven strategies students can use to counter their own bias when surfing online or conducting research; then students practice using these strategies when investigating a real-life issue.

  • EDCollection

    Media Literacy Booster Pack

    Staying fresh and fluent in today’s media landscape isn’t easy. This collection of resources offers tools to tackle eight pressing challenges, from recognizing bias and propaganda to leveraging your role as a media contributor.

  • Curated Stack

    Disinformation Nation

    Help your students make themselves #propagandaproof! These lesson plans leverage the content from our anti-propaganda project: Disinformation Nation (

  • Lesson Plan

    Is This Story Share-Worthy?

    Students answer questions in an informational poster to gauge the value of a news story and decide whether it deserves to be linked, shared or retweeted. (Poster also available for download in Spanish, Japanese and Ukrainian.)

  • Classes & Training

    Media Ethics

    Is it OK to clean up a quote or broadcast unconfirmed information? Students become more critical consumers of news media by examining real-life case studies of journalists striving to be accurate, fair and clear.

  • Lesson Plan

    Explore the Information Universe

    A map of the “information universe” helps students learn to define and identify different types of content, from fact-based reports to advertising or satire.

  • Classes & Training

    Choose the News

    Students learn how a newspaper’s front page or website reflects the interests and values of the community, then work in teams to create their own front page or homepage.

  • Classes & Training

    Believe It or Not?

    Students explore the basics of media literacy and practice using tools to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of a wide range of sources.

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