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Fake News

Guide developed by HACC Librarians with input from HACC Communications and English Faculty


News Quality Evaluation

Media Bias Chart

Most Reliable for News

  • Reuters, ABC News, The Weather Channel, PBS News, UPI, NPR, LA Times, Politico, CNBC, PA, The Hill, USA Today, The NYT Times, Military Times, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Vox, Christianity Today

Reliable for News, but High in Analysis/ Opinion Content

  • The Guardian, Talking Points Memo, Five Thirty Eight, Foreign Policy, Business Insider, BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, MSNBC, The Real News Network, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Vice, Newsweek, The Daily Beast

Some Reliability Issues and/ or Extremism

  • Fox News Channel, Sputnik News, Rasmussen Reports, Real Clear Politics, New York Post, Russia Today, The American Conservative, Daily Mail, BuzzFeed, Washington Monthly, The Week, Jacobin

Serious Reliability Issues and /or Extremism

  • The Palmer Report, Occupy Democrats, Bipartisan Report, Daily Kos, Truthout, Democracy Now, The Blaze, The Washington Times, Daily Wire, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, OAN Network, The Federalist, PragerU, American Thinker, Red State, The American Spectator, Breibart, Epoch Timesy


*This news quality chart, created by patent lawyer Vanessa Otero, reveals that all major media outlets exhibit some level of bias.  Depending on their chart location, they may present a more liberal or conservative view of a news story. 

Journalism Guidelines

Great e-Book Sources

Finding News Sources in the Library