OMG, Laterally!: Objective media gathering and lateral reading Activity
In this hands on activity, students will find and compare/contrast news stories on a single current event/topical discussion to learn the importance of lateral reading and understand how bias can influence information production.
Relevant links:AllSides Media Bias Ratings
- Students will be able to find a variety of resources relating to a topic
- Students will learn to evaluate credibility of information and information creators
- Students will learn to read laterally relating to current events
Discipline:Library and Information Science
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Suggested Citation:Hudson, Evelyn. "OMG, Laterally!: Objective media gathering and lateral reading Activity." CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), 2021. https://projectcora.org/assignment/omg-laterally-objective-media-gathering-and-lateral-reading-activity.
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