When examining a print periodical or journal, or a website, you need to ask yourself some questions when trying to figure out its ideological orientation. You will want to recognize editorial points of view for many reasons: e.g., to find competing perspectives on particular policy proposals.
Use the tabs in this guide to answer these questions. (These items are based on documents used in a course titled AMC500: Research Foundations taught by Robert L. Houbeck, Jr. at the University of Michigan-Flint and the CARS Checklist by Robert Harris of Virtual Salt.)
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