Before you use a source, for an assignment, ask yourself:
- What's the reputation of your source? Try to Google the source, and see if there is an "about" link on their page.
- Are there other news outlets telling the same story? Do these other sources give the same information? Can you find other news sources with the same story?
- When was the story published? Be sure to check the date of the news story.
- Is the story outrageous? The story may be form a parody/humor site. Take a look at the other stories on the website.