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Think critically about source credibility with the
best tools at your fingertips

The ability to evaluate the reliability of a news source ensures the integrity of research and academic writing. Turnitin has partnered with NewsGuard to equip students and educators with the right tools to analyze online journalistic sources with ease and confidence, absolutely free.

Navigate 21st-century news
with 21st-century skills

Imbue your work with integrity right from the source

In the wake of fake news and websites, everyone deserves to understand the legitimacy of journalistic sources. And as we transition to more remote learning, it’s especially crucial to have the media literacy skills and tools to determine the reliability of sources. Turnitin’s partnership with NewsGuard enables everyone to assess information critically.

Fight fake news

Arm yourself with a tool built by trained journalists 
to evaluate the integrity of underlying sources

NewsGuard is an independent service that provides essential information about online sources of news and information. Run by journalists, NewsGuard provides “Nutrition Label” reviews and credible rating scores for digital news sources that make up over 90% of online activity.

Turnitin customers can use NewsGuard absolutely free until December 31, 2020, with the option to extend free access until the end of the school year in 2021. Learn more about this offer in our FAQs.

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Get a jumpstart

With NewsGuard, students and instructors, writers and researchers can confidently discern the legitimacy of digital news and information, using only the sources best suited for their needs. Check out the resources below to start using NewsGuard today.

"NewsGuard saves us instruction time. Kids don't really know the meaning of credibility and transparency, so having NewsGuard’s criteria for each listed in a way that’s accessible and easy to use helps, too, by helping us come up with a clear definition of what a reliable source is. NewsGuard really helped me buttress the things I’ve already taught before."



- Chris Salvagio, English teacher at Cienega High School in Vail, Arizona & Turnitin Feedback Studio user for 7+ years


Learn more about Chris’s experience in this case study.

Become a source credibility expert

A deeper understanding of how to better analyze
online sources is just a webinar away

Watch our joint webinar with NewsGuard on source credibility and gain valuable insights into how to ensure the integrity of student work. Be sure to focus on 2:52-15:36 and 40:16-42:44 about the importance of source credibility and an introduction to NewsGuard, as well as 27:37-38:44 for details on our classroom-ready source credibility pack.

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