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.
Here are four steps to checking the accuracy and validity of what you're reading and seeing from Mike Caulfield's free online guide, Web Literacy for Student Factcheckers:
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SciCheck (a part of FactCheck.org)
Global Fact-Checking Database (a fact-checker of fact-checkers from Duke Reporters Lab)
From Digital Resource Center, Center for News Literacy, Stony Brook University:
From First Draft:
How do you sort through the huge swath of information we are inundated with everyday? What's fact and what's opinion?
The Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop offers one-day discussions and trainings for media professionals. You can find videos of panels and lectures on topics including fake news and data mining.