Find two articles on a news topic from different publications. Or find a news article and an opinion piece on the same topic. Make a Venn diagram comparing the similarities and differences. Based on the criteria in the SIFT Method, what article do you think is more credible and why?
Choose a graph, map, or chart from The New York Times’ What’s Going On In This Graph series. Discuss the data that you see in the graph you have chosen.
After you have finished Lesson 2: Verifying Online Source:
Use the link for the Consumer Brands Association (Links to an external site.) to practice finding the following information:
Knowing more about an author's credentials and authority on a topic will help you to determine whether or not the information is credible.