What is "fake news?"
Fake news sources deliberately publish hoaxes, disinformation, and propaganda designed to deceive readers for the purpose of political and/or financial gain. Fake news sources often follow design conventions of reputable news media sites to make the story seem more credible, making them more likely to be shared on social media.
PEN America is running a Free Speech 2020 campaign, which includes the KNOWING THE NEWS A Media Literacy Project. Check this page for upcoming events and recorded webinars.
The videos below are from the Research Assistance and Instruction department of William F. Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville. They review critical skills for media literacy.