Criteria to consider:
The Spectrum of News Sources graphic is designed to present a visual representation of news sources – highlighting both their quality and partisanship. Author Vanessa Otero created the original version of this chart for infrequent readers in order to help them distinguish “between decent news sources and terrible news sources”. However, frequent and non-frequent readers alike have widely shared and discussed this graphic on social media in the last few weeks. To highlight this relevant topic of news evaluation, UC Merced library staff adapted this graphic for display.
Though not everyone may agree with the placement of sources on this chart, this graphic is intended to create a rich conversation about the evaluation of news publications. Of course, the nuances of news coverage cannot be captured in a single graphic.
Content from Elevate Your News Evaluation by UCMerced Library.
After you have decided that a source is potentially useful, read it carefully and critically, asking yourself the following questions about how this research fits your writing project:
Adapted from Easy Writer (4th ed.)