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GU-Q: Newspapers at Georgetown

Popular sources

Newspaper and magazine articles are popular sources, which means they do not go through a rigorous evaluation process by experts known as peer-review, like articles from academic journals do. Although the reporters who write them have to be based on facts, extensive journalistic research and credible sources, the speed of reporting and commercial demands can render them biased. Make sure you are applying your critical thinking skills when researching newspaper articles!

Fake News infographic by IFLA

How to Spot Fake News Infographic

IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News)  to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you.