UA libraries provide free resources, guide to spotting ‘fake news,’ telling if news sources are reliable

From the University of Arizona School of Journalism in a March 9 post on Facebook: “Need help in spotting ‘fake news’ and judging sources? Check out this new guide put together by Mary Feeney and University of Arizona Libraries.”

The UA libraries have created an online guide to spotting fake news, or hoax news. Several reliable, helpful resources for news consumers are provided, including a helpful 3 minute, 22 second video from called “How to Spot Fake News.”

Here’s the information on the libraries’ website.



Panel Discussion: Pairing Smart Science and Journalism

University of Arizona School of Journalism alumni are invited to join Dr. Jeffrey Trent, UA Professor Carol Schwalbe and New York Times best-selling author Alan Weisman for a lively panel discussion on the importance of knowledgeable journalists in covering science’s most important technological developments.

Thursday, February 7
5-7 p.m.
Offices of Bryan Cave LLP
One Renaissance Square, Phoenix
(Northwest corner of Central and Washington)

Dr. Jeffrey Trent is the president and scientific director of the Translational Genomics Research Institute. Work in Dr.Trent’s laboratory focuses on the study of genetic changes related to cancer predisposition and progression. Recently his research has focused on the genetic susceptibility to human prostate cancer.

Professor Carol Schwalbe spent nearly 30 years in various editorial capacities at National Geographic and in 2011 launched a science journalism curriculum for the University of Arizona School of Journalism.

Laureate Professor Alan Weisman is the author of The New York Times bestseller The World Without Us as well as several other books and numerous anthologies and articles. The World Without Us explored what would happen to the Earth if all humans suddenly disappeared. His next book, Countdown, which is due to be published this fall, looks at Earth’s carrying capacity.

The talk will be moderated by Steven Yozwiak, a 1977 UA School of Journalism graduate and senior science writer at the Translational Genomics Research Institute.

Welcome provided by Professor David Cuillier, director of the UA School of Journalism.

Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Admission is free, but RSVP is required by Feb. 4. All are welcome but priority will be given to UA alumni. RSVP to Kate Harrison at or 520-626-3079.

City Scape West Garage—Entrance at underground ramp off of 1st Avenue, immediately south of Washington. Use elevator down to level P2, go through the tunnel walkway north to escalators leading to the building’s main lobby. Take elevator to 16th floor.

One Renaissance Square
Two N. Central Avenue, 16th Floor
Phoenix, Arizona