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This guide features some of the most helpful resources for Television & Radio, Film, Journalism, and Performing Arts. In addition to important databases, journals, and books, this guide includes information and advice on research practices and citation styles. For further help, visit the Brooklyn College Library Reference Desk or contact the librarian directly.

Journalism and Journalistic Writing

Fact Checking and Unreliable Sources

  •   A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
  • is a video-based counterpart to APPC’s award-winning program uses parody and humor to debunk false political advertising, poke fun at extreme language, and hold the media accountable for their reporting on political campaigns. Part of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. 
  • LeadStory "Lead Stories uses the Trendolizer™ engine to detect and debunk the latest trending fake news stories and hoaxes found on known fake news sites & networks, prank generators and satirical websites."
  • "Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy."
  • ‚Äč Snopes’ fact-checking and original, investigative reporting lights the way to evidence-based and contextualized analysis.

How we look at News 

All SIdes  goal is to "expose people to information and ideas from all sides of the political spectrum so they can better understand the world — and each other. 

Pew Research Foundation News Habits & Media  is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions.

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