NEWSFUL ANSWERS: What is breaking news and how can you be a responsible media consumer? [October 8, 2019]

Suggested responses to our article about how to handle breaking news in a 24-hour news cycle

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What can you look for on social media platforms to know they are the real accounts from trustworthy organisations or journalists?

Verified checkmark next to the name (usually blue)

How do you know a website is the real website of a trustworthy name in news?

The spelling and grammatical accuracy is usually perfect. It references other trustworthy names and gives proper credit for reporting or photos. Google usually ranks the correct one at the top of your search results.

What are some clues that an article is biased?

The author has purposefully left out information from the other side of the argument. The argument relies on emotions rather than facts and logic.