In recent years, the news media and its function in US society have become major topics of conversation and debate. The News Literacy series examines several key issues in modern news and gives readers tips on how to view the media through a more informed and sophisticated lens. Topics include the importance of quality journalism, the encroachment of advertising in traditional news spaces, and how to determine whether sources are credible or truly are fake news. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.