If you ask the right questions you get the answers you need. Right?
Bias, according to webster is " a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion, especially one that is preconceived or unreasoned." As librarian's have we ever thought about the student that do not trust mainstream media? Guility.
When fact checking the newest share on facebook I often use the same three to four sources to check the validity of the information in question. I had never really give a thought to something like this, i worked on the assumption that these were "good' sites and like the author's examples I was reinforcing my own echo chamber. The author give more example of ways we can practice what we preach through read authors you don't agree, push your comfort zone to include all sides liberal, conservative, somewhere in between.
Personally I know I now need to expand my sources and continue to create content that doesn't point to "good" or "bad" sites but rather involves performing deep dives into not just the articles themselves but the authors (motivations, partners, bias, etc.), magazine parent companies, and domain parent companies.
Matteson , A. (2017, February 27). Teaching News Literacy? Check Your Own Bias, Says Librarian. Retrieved May 11, 2017, from http://www.slj.com/2017/02/industry-news/teaching-news-literacy-check-your-own-bias-says-librarian/
Graves, C. (2017, April 06). News and Media Literacy: Combating Fake News at the High School Library. Retrieved April 08, 2017, from https://colleengraves.org/2017/04/07/news-and-media-literacy-combating-fake-news-at-the-high-school-library/
Graves, C. (2017, April 7). Recipe for Accurate information [Digital image]. Retrieved April 8, 2017, from https://colleengravesdotorg1.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/be-skepticalverify-informationevaluate-the-author-is-the-website-credible-4.png