News Sources

Evaluating News Sources

5 Ways to Spot Fake News - How do we know it's false?

News vs. Opinion - What's the Difference?

Identify Fake News - How to identify false news stories

B.S. Detector - A "professionally curated list of unreliable or otherwise questionable sources."

This is Fake - Fake stories identified through "crowdsourcing and human moderation by Slate staffers and contributors."

Spotting Fake News

How to spot fake news

Media Sources

Colorado Public Radio - Read and listen to local news stories important to Colorado and the Western U.S.

National Public Radio - Read and listen to new stories about the U.S.; includes podcasts and music

The Denver Post - Local news stories for Colorado and the West

BBC - International news stories including tech, science, health, and the news in pictures

The Washington Post - U.S. news, politics, investigations, and sports

Associated Press - News stories, videos, and photos from events around the world and the U.S.

Reuters - Breaking international news and views

Newspaper Map - Read newspapers from all around the world

All Sides - Balanced news stories

Media Bias Chart

Fact Check Sites

This site seeks to "free people from filter bubbles" according to its mission statement. AllSides provides information on the bias of sources and also provides sources from various perspectives on issues in the news. The methodology to determine bias includes blind surveys, editorial reviews, third party research, their own independent research, and community feedback.
A fact-checking source for U.S. politics created by the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center. Transparency is provided via pages on funding and fact-checking process.

Media Bias/Fact Check
This resource is less about fact-checking and more about determining the bias of a news source. Media Bias/Fact Check methodology includes looking at biased wording, sources, viewpoints, and political affiliation. News sources are ranked as Left Bias, Left-Center Bias, Least Biased, Right-Center Bias, or Right Bias.

NPR Fact Check
National Public Radio (NPR) provides this fact-checking source for U.S. politics. NPR is rated as a center (unbiased) source of news by AllSides and a little left of center (which is due to it's editorial section - it's news section is considered very factual and has a "least biased" rating) by Media Bias/Fact Check.

A source on United States politics created by the Tampa Bay Times (Florida) in 2007 and acquired by the Poynter Institute in 2018. The Poynter Institute is a nonprofit journalism school. Politifact offers transparency via pages on their funding, staff, and fact-checking process.

Quote Investigator
This link will take you to the about page of Quote Investigator, a site maintained by Garson O'Toole, the author of Hemingway Didn't Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations (2017).

Founded by David Mikkelson, this site began as a source of research on urban legends in 1994. It now provides users with fact-checks on a variety of topics. The site offers transparency about their review process in a methodology page and ratings page.

Reverse Image Searching

An easy way to confirm the accuracy of a news story is to research the images that accompany it. An image that has been photoshopped , faked, or otherwise altered will help identify misleading or false information. By doing a reverse image search, you can see where the story originated to determine what type of source it is coming from. The sites listed below can help you find is an image has been faked, falsified, and/or taken out of context.

Google Reverse Image Search
You can upload and image or search for an image by it's URL to find similar images, websites where an image appears, and other information.

A reverse image tracker that specializes in copyright and intellectual property violations. Searches only for exact duplicates of images.

Bing Visual Search
Reverse image search by photo, image, url or browse to find an image. Images can be cropped for searching of specific elements.