Alternative types of news articles are not new to the information sharing environment, however there is an increase in the understanding of the rise of fake news sources, alternative fakes, and deliberate misinformation. The ability to recognize bias, authority, and credibility is a skill to be developed and falls under the definition of News Literacy. As information professionals, people that work in libraries have the skills and experience to teach other people how to identify potential pitfalls in information seeking tasks.
As part of the solution to this wicked problem, the Cornell University Libraries has developed and continues to develop a series of workshops to increase News Literacy, and help faculty, staff and students develop savvy information seeking behavior.
Here is the schedule and link to register for our series of Fake News Workshops: