Helping Students Navigate the News in an Age With "Alternative Facts": Distinguishing Between Real & Fake News


Archbishop Alemany Library

Document Type

Podium Presentation

Presentation Date



Faculty Development Workshop, Dominican University of California


San Rafael, CA

Abstract/Presentation Excerpt

This presentation demonstrates a process for navigating the news in two parts. The first part looks at how to determine the internal validity of the argument. By looking at aspects on the argument like contradictions, sometimes an argument can be rejected. The second part explores how the argument fits into context and shows how to use fact checking resources. The presentation also discusses some potential traps, like confirmation bias.

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