Test your news sense! Play the Factitious game from JoLT and American University Game Lab
This is a site promoting news evaluation to high school students, but it is very biased. See if you can spot the bias!
Omission – leaving one side out of an article or a series of articles over a period of time.
Selection of Sources – including more sources that support one view over another.
Story Selection – a pattern of highlighting news stories that support one side of an issue over another.
Placement – the location in the paper or article where a story or event is printed affects the impact.
Spin – story has only one interpretation of an event or policy, to the exclusion of the other.
These sites allow you to find out more about the media sources you read. How are they rated on a political bias scale? How do others view these sources?
The Society of Professional Journalists promotes a high level of ethical behavior for the members of their profession. Check out their Code of Ethics for more information, and seek out news sources that follow their guidelines.