Facts or Opinions
A fact is beyond dispute but an opinion is someone’s view, and it isn’t guaranteed to be true. An essential skill for reading news articles is to differentiate between a fact, and the case when it seems that someone tries to provide an opinion as fact.
Not sure if a story is true? Cross-check a story with another (news)source, the more sources you can find for a story, the better. Check if the story is factual and PR-free.
Fast-check: Copy the headline of the story into a search-engine like Google or Yahoo!, and look at the results. The more references from trusted sources you will find, the more it is possible the story is true. If only dubious sources show up, the story is most likely not true.
News division of the American Broadcasting Company owned by Disney.
Trusted Germany’s public international broadcaster with a German perspective.
Blog by Scott Lucas, Professor of American Studies at the University of Birmingham, covering issues and analysis of Iran, Syria, the Middle East, the US and Russia.
Indian-American journalist and author, host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and a columnist for The Washington Post.
Edited in London, one of the most trusted news sources, about half of its weekly circulation is sold in the United States.
The National Public Radio, is threatened by Trump’s massive cuts to domestic programs.
“We are committed to reporting the facts and in all situations avoid the use of emotive terms.”
Newspaper with a particular emphasis on national politics and the reputation to topple presidents.
For the fun part of this page (but you should take it very seriously)
Trump vs. Truth
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, John Oliver’s show shows techniques how to produce ‘Fake News’ and how to identify them as such.