Importance of Policy in Criminal Justice
Fake News has received a lot of press lately. In fact
"fake news" was the top word in 2017. For people under 30, online
news is more popular than TV news and people under 50 get half of their news
from online sources.
Here are 4 steps for evaluating News:
Vet the Publisher's Credibility.
What is the domain name? A domain name that ends with
".com.co" is not to be trusted. Something like abcnews.com looks
legit, but if it is listed as abcnews.com.co, be wary.
What is the publication's point of view? Check out the
"About Us" section to learn more about the publishers. It will also
tell you if the publication is meant to be satirical, like the Onion.
Pay Attention to Writing Quality.
Does the publication have all caps or way too many emphatic
punctuation marks?!?!?!? Proper reporting does not adhere to such informal
grammar. The article you are reading is probably not vetted.
Check out the Sources and Citations.
Does the publisher meet academic citation standards? Your
teachers and profess
In no less than 250 words, apply appropriate technology
tools and resources to locate and retrieve information from various sources
(e.g., on-line, libraries, etc.) while completing this assignment. Use proper
English grammar and spelling and normal page margins