This guide is a collaboration between Sandra Smith, Debbie Sharp and Sarah Vaughn of the University of Kentucky and Heather Beirne of Eastern Kentucky University, built for students and the general public.
"Can you tell whether a news source is conservative, liberal, or mostly neutral?" Excellent news analysis worksheet available on this guide on media literacy from Regina Seguin of Valencia College Libraries.
Blog post by Lesley J. Farmer, on AASL's KnowledgeQuest, which includes resources and guides on media literacy, and links to archived professional development webinars that will help a librarian or educator help students navigate this topic.
Library Girl's blog post on fake news. Includes excellent infographic to be printed and posted. Links to articles on information literacy and the importance of evaluating news sources. Created by Jennifer LaGarde.
Fake News. "This guide is intended to provide a brief introduction to the spread of fake news and to provide some tools for identifying fake news and improving news literacy." Includes browser plug-ins for Chrome and Facebook as well as reports from Harvard, Stanford and other universities on importance of information literacy and analysis of news. From Harvard Library.
Fake News and How to identify and avoid fake news. "The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you'll use for the rest of your life. This LibGuide will give you valuable insight in telling fact from fiction online, plus a chance to exercise your newfound skills." Created by K.T. Lowe of Indiana University East.
Keepin' It Real: Tips & Strategies for Evaluating Fake News from librarians at Loyola Marymount University, created for a library workshop. Includes fact-checker links and how to verify images are unaltered.
From EDU@Scholastic, Scholastic’s blog about education and learning, an interview with Jim Warren, "chief media writer for poynter.org and national political correspondent for U.S. News & World Report," providing a journalist's input on media literacy.
Built for parents but useful for anyone with interactions in K12. Information and questions are organized by age ranges. "With Common Sense Media's digital literacy resources, parents can help kids fact-check the news, determine reliable sources, and learn to separate fact from fiction." Resources from Common Sense Media.
"In this webinar, participants will: Learn more about the rise of fake news, particularly those information behaviors that perpetuate its spread, Learn ways to identify fake news, and Explore methods to help library patrons identify fake news." Presented by Nicole A. Cooke, MS/LIS Program Director of the iSchool at Illinois and an assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Feature Article by Barbara Alvarez in Public Libraries Online. Covers what is fake news, the background, role of social media, what public librarians can do and more. "Because of their unique positions as partners, educators, and community champions, librarians have an opportunity to teach information and media literacy, as well as reframe ideas about navigating the Internet."