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SOC 240Z: Contemporary Immigration and the Second Generation: News

NPR: A Finder's Guide to the Facts

This piece from Northeast Public Radio was published on December 11, 2016, Steve Inskeep, at http://www.npr.org/2016/12/11/505154631/a-finders-guide-to-facts. 

Some of the terms used to characterize news information and providers include fake news, post-truth era, falsehoods, misinformation, truth-teller, false narrative, facts, fiction, fraudulent sources, and the dismissal of "real news from traditional sources."  Thoughts about being "a more skeptical news consumer. Learning the truth is not a goal but a process." 

Beyond this NPR commentary, observe the following in what you read, hear, and see:

News and newspapers

Newspapers - UAlbany subscribes to current and historical newspaper databases.  For example, you can find information about historical (1850s) events in the New York Times and they may be considered primary sources since they were written in the time period in which the, e.g., event took place.

News media - Although there are sources for historical interviews and other news programs, the Internet is one source for current topics using the news sites described on this page.

Selected newspapers in databases

New York Times Opinion Pages: Room for Debate: Immigration news feed

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Fake News - UAlbany resource from the Information Literacy Department

Fact checkers

The fact checking organizations, below, are pulled from various sites with a .edu domain names.  This is a selective list favoring those with a focus on politics.