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Media Business: Evaluating Media Sources

This guide will help Media Business students find and evaluate key resources needed to successfully complete their assessments.

Evaluating media sources

What is a media source? 


A media source is a resource that communicates information to the public. Examples of media sources are: 

  • TV News
  • Newspapers
  • Websites
  • Documentaries 
  • Podcasts

Why evaluate media sources?


It is important to evaluate media sources to identify and avoid misinformation, propaganda, and fake news. 

Evaluate media sources

Evaluate media sources


How to spot fake news infographic - consider the source, ready beyond, check the author, find supporting sources, check the date, make sure it's not a joke, check your biases and ask a librarian.

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. (2020). How to spot fake news [Infographic].