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EARTH 100: Environment Earth

Professor Bodek

The Information Cycle

The information cycle is the progression of media coverage of a newsworthy event. Understanding the information cycle can help you determine what kind of information you are likely to find about your topic. This video from UNLV's Lied Library shows how an event can unfold in the information cycle. 


Current Event Sources

These databases contain current event sources. These are not scholarly sources, but they are reputable sources. They are written for the general public, so they don't have a lot of specialized language or terms. Take note of who the author of the article is. Likely they are a journalist or a group of journalists, not someone with a doctoral degree in a specialized field.