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Evaluating Sources

Questions to ask

  1. What kind of content am I encountering?
  2. Is the information complete; and if not, what is missing?
  3. Who or what are the sources, and why should I believe them?
  4. What evidence is presented, and how was it tested or vetted?
  5. What might be an alternative explanation or understanding?
  6. Am I learning what I need to?

From Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel. Blur : How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload. Bloomsbury, 2011.