The following resources were developed by Seth Graves and Robert Greco for a series of workshops on Fake News.
As faculty, we face an across-the-curriculum challenge to address the proliferation of maliciously fabricated news and to help students identify the biases, perspectives, and methods that influence the news they read. The rapid rise of online news and social media have created new challenges in information literacy by narrowing readers’ communities, introducing vast quantities of fabricated or unverified articles, and blurring the distinction between reporting and opinion content. The resources below should support instructors when addressing these issues in the classroom.
- Fact Checking, Verification, and Fake News from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
This site offers a wide variety of resources and links to materials to support teachers and journalists trying to address fabricated and highly biased news. Below, find some links to key resources, but the site as a whole deserves attention.
- The News Literacy Project
- Inside Higher Ed: “The Ghost in the Machines of Loving Grace“
- Points: “How do you deal with a problem like ‘fake news?’ “
- NPREd: “5 Ways Teacher Are Fighting Fake News“
- Stanford History Education Group Research Study “Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning” – Short Descriptive Article; Executive Summary of the Report
Handouts and Materials:
- Types of News Articles: From Journalism to Fabrication
- Creating Rhetorical Outlines for News Articles
- Rhetorical Terms for Interrogating News Articles