Europe and Russia news analysis

Analyzing web sources

Looking for DRAMA is a method of determining if a web source is providing credible and worthwhile information.

DRAMA - date, relevance, accuracy, motivation, authority
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a slide show explanation of DRAMA

What stories do images really tell?

Images and videos are used to share information and elicit emotional responses. Images and videos are easily manipulated and taken out of context. Reverse Searching an image will show you where that image has appeared online.

Reverse Image Search

a slide show demonstrating how to reverse image search using Safari on an iPad

Revers Image Search Form

Use this form to practice reverse image searching.

European and Russian News Sources

Newseum Front Pages

  • Use the drop down menu to find Europe and Asian (for Russia) publications by region
  • Tap on a front page of interest
  • At top of pop up window, choose “Website” to go to the website for the newspaper
  • If in a language other than English, tap the “aA” in the url field and translate to English
    • This only works once page fully loads

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty  – from the website: “Our Mission: RFE/RL journalists report the news in 21 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate (mission statement).” – from the website: “Eurasianet is an independent news organization that covers news from and about the South Caucasus and Central Asia, providing on-the-ground reporting and critical perspectives on the most important developments in the region.” Articles are written in English and Russian.

EUReporter – EU Reporter is a Brussels based European multimedia news platform, providing online news and video comment on EU and world affairs in all EU official languages.

Euractive – Comprehensive European portal covering the key EU policies and news.

EUObserver – from the website: “EUobserver is a not-for-profit, independent online newspaper established in Brussels in 2000. We value free thinking and plain speech and aim to support European democracy by reflecting the voice of people and by giving people the information they need to hold the EU establishment to account.”