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WMST 101: Women's and Gender Studies

A course guide for completing Sexism Analysis Essay assignment for Professor Jessica Willis' class

Newspaper Articles

Recommended Article Databases

The databases below are useful for finding articles from feminist or women's studies journals, or articles from a sociological perspective. Depending on your topic, you may want to consult the databases for other disciplines. See http://research.ewu.edu for a list of all Research Guides by Subject.

Identifying Fake News

What makes a news story fake?

  • You can't verify its claims: A fake news article may or may not have links in it tracing its sources; if it does, these links may not lead to articles outside of the site's domain or may not contain information pertinent to the article topic.
  • Fake news appeals to emotion: Fake news plays on your feelings - it makes you angry or happy or scared. This is to ensure you won't do anything as pesky as fact-checking.
  • Authors usually aren't experts: Most authors aren't even journalists, but paid trolls.
  • It can't be found anywhere else: If you look up the main idea of a fake news article, you might not find any other news outlet (real or not) reporting on the issue.
  • Fake news comes from fake sites: Did you article come from abcnews.com.co? OR Realnewsrightnow.com? These and a host of other URLs are fake news sites.

(Source: Indiana University East Library: http://iue.libguides.com/fakenews)