Is it True? - Part 2 - Evaluating Evidence in the News

Lesson Objectives:

  • Evaluate the value of different pieces of evidence to determine the reliability of a news story. 

Video Introduction:

Hong Kong University's Journalism and Media Studies Centre Lecturer Anne Kruger walks us through the evaluation of evidence in the news. 

Guiding Questions

  • What is the difference between direct evidence and indirect evidence?
  • What questions might you have as a news consumer after the reports given as examples in the video?