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Choose Your News

A Healthy Media Diet

A free press, worthy of public trust is essential to the health of our democracy. Voters cannot make informed choices or hold government accountable without access to credible media.

It is each voter’s job to consume a healthy media diet, separate fact from fiction, and share content responsibly. The health of our democracy depends on this individual action.

3 Steps to Begin With
The Committee of Seventy has curated resources to help you choose your news wisely - from tools that help you discern fact from fiction, uncover bias, and practices to ensure a balanced media diet.
Evaluate Your Sources
This browser extension shows you trust ratings for 4,000+ news and information sites–written by trained journalists based on nine journalistic criteria. They tell you who is behind each site, how it is funded, and whether you can trust it.
Analyze Political Speech
This nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.
Does it Pass the CRAAP Test?
This helpful mnemonic helps you choose the sites and authors you can read and rely on for information.

Tools for Educators

Teachers and other educators can use the following lesson plans to teach their students how to identify, contextualize, and react to misinformation.