According to Adjunct Prof. Tom Boll, Newhouse School of Journalism:
...Here are a few things to think about when consuming news:
1.Does the author tell us how they know what they are telling us?
2.Who are the people they’ve talked to?
3. Do they identify them and give their credentials and are these people—sources—qualified to speak about the topic? And do these sources support their statements with facts?
4. Does the story provide multiple perspectives or just one viewpoint? Is the information presented impartially or is it slanted?
5. Are reputable news organizations reporting this also? Remember, always get your information from more than one news outlet..."
Questions you should ask of every source you find
Point of View (Bias)
A peer-reviewed or refereed journal is one in which manuscripts submitted by authors are reviewed by experts on the topic before being accepted for publication in the journal.
Articles in some scholarly and professional journals are not peer-reviewed, but are selected by an editor or board. So all peer-reviewed journals are scholarly; but not all scholarly journals are peer-reviewed.
Peer-reviewed journals can be identified in sources such as our Journal Locator.