Factitious

This game tests your news sense. Can you tell the difference between real and fake news? As you play, look for sources, the story’s purpose, is there contact information? How well can you differentiate from real and fake news?

5 ways to proofread your writing

The Poynter Institute, the Tampa-based think tank for professional journalists, suggests five simple steps you can take to proofread your writing to improve it and to ensure accuracy.

9 questions you should ask to verify information

A journalist’s job is not just to gather and report information, but to verify it as well. The Poynter Institute, the Tampa-based think tank for professional journalists, offers nine questions you should ask of sources to help you verify information.

In addition, Better News provides this mini-course on fact checking, the process journalists use to verify informaiton.

Fighting fake news

This link to a page in a news writing textbook provides four ways to keep fake news from sucking you in.

Accountability 

One reason journalists verify information is to try to hold those in power accountable for what they say and what they do, by using fact checking and investigative reporting. Better News produced this primer on holding powerful people accountable for their words and actions.