When reading the news, you have to know the wider context. It is your job to check multiple unrelated sources and keep yourself informed.
News happens quickly (that's why they call it news — it's new information). Journalists can make projections in good faith, which then turn out to be incorrect. This is a common occurrence, but it is very different from actively misleading the public.
The Media Education Lab at the University of Rhode Island works to improve media literacy though scholarship, curriculum design, teacher education, and community outreach. These "Five Key Questions for Media Literacy" were developed by the Media Education Lab to provide a helpful framework for evaluating news and media sources. Whether you're reading an article shared on social media, watching a television news segment, or even looking at an advertisement, keep these five questions in mind and think critically about the sources you encounter.
Attorney Vanessa Otero created the Media Bias Chart to help navigate well-known news sources. This chart is frequently updated and refined to maintain accuracy, with the regular addition of new features and news sources.