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Exhibit: Be Aware: Elevate Your News Evaluation


Be Aware: Elevate Your News Evaluation

The UC Merced Library’s Be Aware: Elevate Your News Evaluation exhibit is on display early March through mid April 2017. Visit the Library’s 2nd floor for to view the exhibit's physical and digital components.

Librarians were inspired to create an exhibit after viewing a graphic on social media that placed news sources on a graph to show their quality and bias. The exhibit highlights news sources, notes the challenges of our current news environment, and suggests strategies for news evaluation. As news consumers, the onus is ultimately on us to seek out accurate news reporting and to be aware of multiple perspectives.

This is a timely issue in our current news environment. Through the exhibit, we aim to generate conversation about news sources and news evaluation. We hope our visitors will:

  • Think more deeply about their own evaluation and consumption of news media sources
  • Become increasingly aware of the range of news sources available -- both in quality and perspective
  • Become more knowledgeable about news sources and news types
  • Recognize that different types of news articles often have specific purposes
  • Identify resources to assist them in news evaluation

Visit the exhibit website for details, and follow us on social media for information related to the exhibit and news evaluation.