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JOUR 110 Fundamentals of Journalism


This assignment will ask you to assess the reliability and veracity of various sources of information: websites of associations, images on the web, and social media posts. Answer the questions on the handout provided.

Links for the assignment:


Use the CRAAP Test to check the reliability of your resources.

Fact Checking Tools

Fact Checkers Image Search Further Reading


SciCheck (a part of

Global Fact-Checking Database (a fact-checker of fact-checkers from Duke Reporters Lab)

Google Image


First Draft Visual Reference Guide

How do I know that information is reliable? 

Ten Questions for Fake News Detection

From Digital Resource Center, Center for News Literacy, Stony Brook University:

From First Draft: 

Information Life Cycle

Be aware of the Information Life Cycle

Pay attention to how information travels between and is presented by different media platforms. Where does the reporting stop and the echo chamber begin?



Source: De Montfort University Library