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Fake News & Misinformation: How to Spot and Verify

This guide provides tips, fact checking websites, and resources to help you discern whether the news you see, read, and hear about is real or fake.

Journalism Resources

Verifcation Handbooks for Journalists

Media Bias Chart

This news quality chart, created by patent lawyer Vanessa Otero, shows that all major media outlets have some level of bias.  Depending on where they fall, they may present a more liberal or conservative take on a news story.  For more information about her reasoning, check out her blog post at All Generalizations are False, linked below the chart. 

News Quality graphic that illustrates news media outlets and where they fall on a conservative to liberal spectrum

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000