This LibGuide was originally created for a workshop for Professors in Residence on January 26, 2017 at William Paterson University. It continues to be revised and updated. Additional presentations to different audiences are listed.
Published in The Washington Post, November 25, 2016, this article by Robert G. Parkinson describes how some of our Founding Fathers published fabricated stories to turn public opinion in their direction.
Article by Sam Wineburg & Sarah McGrew from the PBS NewsHour reporting on studies that found that most young people have difficulty differentiating between real and fake news and information. Identifies strategies used by professional fact checkers.
Summary of study conducted by Sam Wineberg of Stanford University that examined the news literacy of middle school, high school and college students. Includes a link to the Executive Summary of the report.