Contextualizing “Fake News”

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.

Online Resources:

Articles

Handouts and Materials:

Example Assignments: