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Media Literacy Terms

Blog a collection of online posts that anyone can write. Even though many are unreliable, some legitimate organizations and experts also write blogs.
Native Advertising / Sponsored Content an advertisement designed to look like a news story
News Aggregator a website that collects articles from many different sources online instead of creating the content through its own staff of paid reporters.
URL Domain the “address” of the website’s host computer or server. Includes top-level domains such as .com, .org, .gov, .edu
Bias A concentration or interest in one particular area or subject—a biased source could be reliable, but is only giving part of the whole picture.
If a headline provokes an emotional response... ...proceed with skepticism and see if other more legitimate websites are also reporting the story
The most important consideration when evaluating information... ...check out the source or author to see if they are an authority on the subject
Created by: brettmach1