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Elkins High School Research: About Newspapers

Research Sources and Information for Elkins High School Students

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News sources today also have an editorial staff and offer "Op-Ed" space to guest commentators. It might just be expressed differently. When searching databases, in addition to "Op-Ed" keywords to look for:


Guest Commentators

Guest Opinions



Research Tip! Always check who the author of the article is, are they a journalist working for the media outlet or are they a guest author? Take note of their credentials!


REMEMBER! Editorials & Op-Ed essays are trying to persuade you, for this reason these sources are BIASED. So when reading a newspaper article separate fact from opinion. When you look at the opinion being expressed you will start to see one side of the issue.