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Media Literacy Guide: Reliable Journalism

Determining what is fake news is necessary and can be difficult. This research guide's purpose is to explain steps for finding the facts, how to use one's judgment and give examples for clarification.

What is Freedom of the Press?

"Freedom of the press or freedom of the media is the principle that communication and expression through various media, including printed and electronic media, especially published materials, should be considered a right to be exercised freely. Such freedom implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state; its preservation may be sought through constitution or other legal protection and security."

Wikipedia Entry

Bias in the Media

Laws affecting Media, News, and Journalism

Public Attitudes

Learn the 8 Trust Indicators in Journalism

How do you know which news stories you can trust?

Video from Pew Research

Trustworthy Sources

The following list contains news sources that are reliable - we know this because they publish their code and standards, telling us what is required before publishing news.

If you are unsure, Google the news service and "code of ethics" OR 'code of conduct" OR "standards & ethics" OR "policies & guidelines". 

News providers should have required standards to guarantee honest and researched articles.


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