Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

CTM 010: Is It News?

Library research guide for CTM 010

How can I tell if a news report is real?

It is not easy to tell if a report is real, sometimes even legitimate news sources get fooled and repeat a fake news story. And the people that make up the stories are getting better and better at making their fake news look legitimate.  Here is an infographic from EasyBib that gives you some points on evaluating a news article:


Choose Your News: Bias and Quality in the U.S. Media


Media Bias and Quality InfoGraphic (from simplified version created by Decorah Community School District)


Updated Bias Chart (from Original Creator

Resources for Submitting Op-eds