- Examine the domain name. Is it a source you recognize and trust?
- Does the layout or the typography indicate that the site is unprofessional? (Be careful here: many well-constructed sites house bad content)
- Cross-reference the author and the About Us with other sources online. Are the facts consistent?
- adding site:.edu to your google searches is particularly useful for media research. It does not, however, guarentee that the search results will be useful/appropriate.