16th June 2020


How can you tell the difference between good and bad sources?

4 ways to differentiate a good source from a bad source
  • Check the domain name.
  • Take a closer look at the source.
  • Search for additional information to back up what you've found.
  • Use certain sources only to jump-start additional research.

Keeping this in view, what are some poor examples of sources?

Unacceptable Sources
  • blogs.
  • consultant sites.
  • online encyclopedias (eg. Wikipedia)
  • general online dictionaries.
  • local newspapers.
  • YouTube.

Secondly, how do you know if a news source is reliable?

How to Spot Fake News
  1. Identify Your Biases.
  2. Check the Source(s) of the Information.
  3. Confirm That the Information Is Reported by Multiple Sources.
  4. Read Past the Headline.
  5. Check the Authors & Their Credentials.
  6. Distinguish Between News & Opinion.
  7. Watch Out for Older Information.
  8. Use Fact-Checkers to Validate Content.

What sources should be avoided?

5 Research Sources You Should Never Use
  • Wikipedia. Many freelance writers today consider Wikipedia an authoritative resource but there are a few good reasons why a writer should never use Wikipedia.
  • About.com. Freelance writers that use About.com heavily will find that they are simply not producing valuable content.
  • Message Boards.
  • SEO Sites.
  • Yourself.

What is the most trusted news network?

A 2018 survey for Research Intelligencer by Brand Keys found that the BBC was the most trusted TV news brand among American viewers, beating out Fox News and PBS.
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