28 thoughts on “Helping Students Identify Fake News with the Five C's of Critical Consuming

  1. You should explain “journalism vs talk show hosts or even commentators”. I can’t tell u how many ppl think Hannity is a friggen journalist when he admits he isn’t! But ppl generally don’t know why that’s an important distinction.

  2. There's really only 3 c's here. Context, Credibility, Construction. The other 2 are just elaborations of credibility.

  3. This is exactly what I was looking for, and thanks to your script, I was able to easily create a checklist for students to use while assessing the articles they are bringing in tomorrow. THANK YOU!
    Here's a link to the doc for those who want to use it: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GH2EeCon4qymUrlv_DWbXASD1EQvhR1ahCNfR_pQOMg/edit?usp=sharing

  4. For # 2 how do you tell your students to distinguish a credible source? I know sources I consider credible, but they don't have any prior knowledge and the techniques I have used in the past, well, "fake news" folks are getting trickier to the point that they look almost identical to the "real news" sites.

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