Says Who? Evaluating Sources - Part 2 - How to Evaluate Sources

Lesson Objectives:

  • Identify the characteristics of sources using IMVAIN
  • Evaluate sources in news stories using the vocabulary established with IMVAIN

Video Introduction:

Stony Brook University School of Journalism Professor Steven Reiner defines IMVAIN and how news consumers can use it to evaluate sources in news stories. 

Guiding Questions

  • What do the letters in IMVAIN stand for?
  • When evaluating a news story, how might you use these letters to evaluate the sources?

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