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The author of this guide associates specific information types (such as newspapers, journals, and books) with points on a timeline ranging from a single day to ten years, to describe how the circulation and publication of information about a news event occurs. This description, presented on a single Web page, comprises six short sections that include attributes (audience, authorship, duration, etc.) and at least one example of each information type. In addition to several links that return users... More
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Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: June 04, 2009
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 25, 2016
Keywords: research skills, information sources


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Avatar for Paul Glassman
2 years ago

Paul Glassman (Faculty)

This is very interesting in helping students understand how information is generated--that it is composed by someone and not necessarily "the truth." It would be great to update this to include the effects of social media.
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