Goal: Find sources to address all sides of an issue.
- Does the writer have a strong opinion on the issue?
- Examples: NARAL Pro Choice America has a very different view of abortion than National Right to Life.
- Many print and electronic sources have a reputation for a particular political slant.
- Examples: The National Review and Fox News are generally considered to be conservative, while Mother Jones and NPR are generally considered to be much more liberal.
- Is that point of view obvious?
- Example: The white supremacist underpinnings of "Martin Luther King, Jr.: A true historical examination" are not revealed unless the "hosted by" link is followed.
- Is the source trying to convince you to DO something
- Example: Most commercial Web sites want you to buy a product or service. Their quality data should be balanced with information from a consumer oriented source.