1. Review the
origins of broadcasts, internet and printed news articles. Are
reputable organizations, schools or persons?
Are the articles opinions? Do they have
footnotes and or source credits?
political speeches and statements.
Most politicians are stating
political talking points established
by think tanks, political groups, special
interests and lobbyists. They often
have agenda's that are religious, personal,
economic or political.
3. Analyze TV and
radio broadcasts. Some
"reports" are personal opinions and
some are accounts of events. 4. When
hearing or seeing a report, check the
background of the reporter and
information for bias and third party
5. Never accept
a report on face value. Research it from a variety of
opposing articles, primary and
We use Wikipedia and YouTube on many of our
pages. They are a starting point but not a
reliable primary source of information. Use them
to get an understanding of the topic and check
the information they give you with other more