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Pacific Oaks College Library: News Media

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The Atlantic

A monthly magazine covering news, politics and international affairs, technology, science, and culture. Based in Washington D.C. and founded in 1857.

Chicago Tribune

A daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and founded in 1847.


A monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in New York City, New York in June 1850.

La Opinión

A daily, Spanish-language newspaper based in Los Angeles, California and founded in 1926.

Los Angeles Sentinel

A weekly African-American owned newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and founded in 1933.

Los Angeles Times

A daily newspaper based in El Segundo, California, which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.

Mother Jones

A bi-monthly magazine covering politics, criminal and racial justice, education, and climate change. Founded in 1976 and based in San Francisco, California.

The Nation

A weekly magazine based in New York City, New York that covers political and cultural news, opinion, and analysis. Founded in 1865.

The New York Times

A daily newspaper based in New York City, New York and founded in 1851.

Philadelphia Tribune

A daily African-American newspaper based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and founded in 1884.

Wall Street Journal

A newspaper based in New York City, New York and founded in 1889. It is published six days a week.

The Washington Post

A daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C and founded in 1877.



Adapted from "How to spot fake news," by International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, 2020, (

How to Spot Misinformation Online

Read the Ebook "Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers"

From the book

  • Check for previous work: Look around to see if someone else has already fact-checked the claim or provided a synthesis of research.
  • Go upstream to the source: Go “upstream” to the source of the claim. Most web content is not original. Get to the original source to understand the trustworthiness of the information.
  • Read laterally: Read laterally. Once you get to the source of a claim, read what other people say about the source (publication, author, etc.). The truth is in the network.
  • Circle back: If you get lost, hit dead ends, or find yourself going down an increasingly confusing rabbit hole, back up and start over knowing what you know now. You’re likely to take a more informed path with different search terms and better decisions.