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ENG 107: College Writing (Ward): Class Activity


1. Visit one or the other of the sources below.

2. Try to get an idea of the source's bias or political leaning from its website (look for an "About" link).

3. Try a "Lateral Reading" technique. Search the name of the source in Wikipedia to see what you can learn about the source's bias, political leaning, etc. Search for it in Google, but exclude results from the same domain as the source. For example: "new york post"

4. Look up the source in the media bias chart to see how credible the source is and whether it is useful for your purposes.

News article #1

"Absolutely shameful": Biden administration reportedly mulling return to migrant family detentions

News article #2

103 migrant kids are found abandoned in a trailer yet Democrats and media turn a blind eye | 503.943.7111 or 800.841.8261 | 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203-5798
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