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COMM100 News Literacy Workshop

This guide accompanies the news literacy workshop for COMM100 at Penn State Abington.

Welcome to the News Literacy Workshop!

In this workshop you will:

  • Share your thoughts on questions from the news literacy badge
  • Practice using the SIFT method for evaluating information you find online
  • Discuss takeaways and resources

ACTIVITY: Question Reflection

Below are three questions commonly asked by the students in COMM100 who have earned the News Literacy Badge.

Choose two questions and provide your thoughts. Be prepared to discuss!

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ACTIVITY: Evaluate News Articles

Use the links below to locate & select an article.  You may also opt to use your preferred news source.

Critically read/skim your chosen news article using the worksheet below. 

Be prepared to share your thoughts!