English 301 Dr. Ochoa: Websites
Which website would you trust?
Ask yourself the following questions when evaluating websites:
- Is the author an authority or expert on the subject? Are they credible?
- What is the author's agenda? Do they have a bias? Are they trying to sell an idea or product?
- Who is sponsoring the site? What does the URL tell you? nonprofit (.org), governmental (.gov)
- What is the purpose of the site? To sell something? To inform?
- Who is the intended audience for the site?
- Do they use evidence to support fact claims, ideas, or opinions?
- Is the information current?
How to Avoid Alternative News
12 Dec 2016 in Culture, Design, Ethics, Journalism, Media, Rhetoric
Chart credited to Vanessa Otero
List of news sources ranked from left (liberal) to right (conservative) by reliability.
Questionable: Natural News, Addicting Info, Occupy Democrats, U.S. Uncut, Huffington Post, Infowars, DailyCaller, Fox News, Red State, Blaze.
Reliable: AP, Reuters, ABC news, NBC news, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, NPR, BBC, The Hill, The Economist, The Guardian, The Atlantic.
The CRAAP Criteria: