POL 1025: Global Politics

Media Bias Chart

Ad Fontes' Interactive Media Bias Chart is one way to learn about media bias.  Learn more about their methodology here.

Lateral Reading

When evaluating a source found on the web, don't just look at the source. There are sites that may look very professional and credible that are actually promoting a certain agenda or viewpoint. If you are unfamiliar with the source, it is always a good idea to open a new tab and do a web search on the source and/or the organization that is providing it.  This is what is called "lateral" reading.

This short, online video from Mike Caulfield at Washington State University provides a good introduction:

What is Confirmation Bias?

How Journalists Minimize Bias

University of Minnesota students talk about avoiding fake news

To Learn More: Websites to Explore

Political Polarization & Media Habits

Pew Research Center Study    

Main Source of Government and Political News


Blue Feed, Red Feed

Wall Street Journal Interactive Tool



AllSides Website


Last Updated: May 21, 2024 11:10 AM