COMM 2340 Media Law


Evaluating Websites

  • Who is the author?
  • Is the site for-profit or non-profit?
  • Is the author an expert or qualified?
  • Is the sponsoring organization reputable?
  • Is there a link where you can contact the webmaster?
  • Are there any errors in the information?
  • Does the site employ fact-checking for the website?
  • Is there a bias in the presentation of the information?
  • Is the website attempting to be persuasive?
  • Are there any advertisements on the webpage?
  • When was the website created?
  • When was the website updated?
  • How old is the information presented?
  • What are the topics covered?
  • Does the website go in-depth concerning the topics?
  • Does the page include a list of references or links to other sources?


From Cornell College's "A Guide to Evaluating Resources"