As you begin the practice of journalism, evaluating the resources you use in your reporting is key to ensure presenting accurate and useful information. Below you will find tools to guide you in assessing the reliability and relevance of both print and online sources.
Information literacy is the ability be able to identify:
Why is this important? Because it will help gather the most up-to-date, factual information in the most efficient way. You will be able to present that information in effective manner to support your research and reporting, and allow others to expand on that work.
How do you sort through the huge swath of information we are inundated with everyday? What's fact and what's opinion?