Authenticating a YouTube Video

Difficulty: 1 (of 5)
Skills: Sourcing, Source assessment.
Move(s): Go upstream to the source, read laterally.

Watch the following video:

This looks like local coverage from local TV news, but let’s just double check. If it is not local coverage we might want to find an alternative source.


  • Is  this video provided by a local station?
  • How do you know?

Related Resources

Go Upstream to Find the Source
Checking Existence of Traditional News Sources (Video, 5 mins)
Evaluating News Sources