This guide tries to help you make sense of the whole news environment. When you encounter news, ask yourself these questions:
Use this guide to learn more about how to answer these questions, and find tools to help you account for how each one of these areas affects the quality and accuracy of the news you find and share.
This environment is new to all of us: students, professors, and staff.
Neither students nor faculty in the disciplines generally approach news from the perspective of deep insider knowledge; discussing news in the classroom provides a point of contact where students and their instructors can jointly negotiate meaning. Though students evaluate news sources they might use in an assignment differently than they would for personal use, it is in discussions of news encountered through various non-academic channels where the academic and the personal are most likely to merge.
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