Thinking critically about information

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Thinking Critically about Information Sources: The Extinction of the Blondes

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Thinking critically about information

  1. 1. Thinking Critically about Information<br />Truthiness, wikiality, and more…<br />
  2. 2. Example…TheNews<br />
  3. 3. Blondes to die out in 200 years<br />BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/2284783.stm<br />
  4. 4. What stands out?<br />
  5. 5. CNN<br />Blondeshttp://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/tvn-video-clip.pl?RC=711149<br />
  6. 6. Extinction of Blondes Vastly Over Reported<br />Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A30318-2002Oct1<br />
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  8. 8. Redheads too?<br />Red Hair Disappearing on GlobalTV (Canada) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0zqITJ7MMM&feature=related<br />
  9. 9. Have a Question?<br />Reference Desks<br />Fenwick: 703/993-2210<br /> Johnson Center: 703/993-9070<br />Email &IM<br />Blackboard<br />Infoguide (http://www.infoguides.gmu.edu/honors) <br />

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