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COMM100 News Literacy Workshop

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

The SIFT Method

The SIFT Method, which was created by Mike Caulfield at Washington State University-Vancouver, stands for STOP, INVESTIGATE the source, FIND better coverage, and TRACE claims and quotes to the original source. SIFT is a useful tool for contextualizing and fact-checking online news stories.

Stop; Investigate the Source; Find Better Coverage; Trace Claims, Quotes and Media to the Original Context

SIFT Infographic by Mike Caulfield is licensed under CC BY 4.0

Learn about the SIFT Method:

Helpful Tools & Resources

Tools for Investigating Sources

Tools for Investigating Claims and News Stories

Tools for Tracing Images to the Original Source