Fake news is not the same as bad news!
Fake News: Fabricated stories with no basis in truth or real circumstances
Bad News: Stories that fail to meet high standards of journalism, such as fact-checking, context, and objectivity
Categorizing all politically-biased information (especially the information we disagree with) as "fake news" feeds prejudices and assumptions-- exactly what we are trying to avoid! Read more on the distinction from Snopes.com founder David Mikkelson.
If you are concerned about the credibility of a news source, use these questions to guide your analysis.
Looking for more information? This graphic was part of a longer list of resources collected by Michele Kirschenbaum.