Knowing what news to avoid is only half the battle. Part of developing good information and media literacy skills is learning to recognize non-fake or authoritative news. Here are some tips on what to look for in authoritative news sources:
Get authoritative information by:
Journalists reporting credible news adhere to a code of ethics. Many major media outlets and journalism organizations will have their own version of guidelines that they follow, but reputable journalists will all respect similar principles.
The Canadian Association of Journalism’s Ethics Guidelines outlines principles related to:
CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices serves as an ethical framework for their reporting, and highlights their principles of: