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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 worksheet, available below, and bring to class next week to discuss. 

Links for the assignment:

Worksheet is available as an MS Word Doc and a PDF. Use whichever format you prefer.

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: