Finding the source
If you want to find out about the credibility of a news article, we’ll provide a much more detailed assessment tool in the next Step but let’s first start with four questions you can ask yourself when you’re reading an article quickly.
- Does the article clearly states who the author is?
- Is it possible to check their credentials?
- Does the article link to the original scientific paper it is based on?
- Can you access it easily?
Why not find an online article and ask yourself these quick questions. Share the link to the article and your thoughts in the discussion below. Remember in the next Step, we’ll be providing you with a much more in-depth assessment tool to check credibility.
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