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Wikipedia Irks Philip Roth With Reluctance To Edit Entry About His Novel : NPR

Wikipedia Irks Philip Roth With Reluctance To Edit Entry About His Novel : NPR | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

In the past, Wikpedia has had to deal with accusations that its entries are edited too easily, and perhaps by unqualified writers. But this week, the online encyclopedia is dealing with charges that its entries are too tough to edit — and the accuser is author Philip Roth, who was frustrated in his attempt to correct a mistake on the site's entry about his 2000 novel The Human Stain.

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Check It Out: Verifying Information and Sources in News Coverage

Check It Out: Verifying Information and Sources in News Coverage | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Taking a close look at the challenges and responsibilities of confirming information while reporting the news.

 

Overview | How do journalists and researchers check the accuracy of their sources? How important is it not only to be right but also to have reliable information on which to base reporting and research? In this lesson, students consider how the details in several unfolding events were verified and handled in news media outlets including The New York Times and reflect on the role of the “truth vigilante” in journalism and academia.

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