Verify your online sources

King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963. Photo in the public domain, Wikimedia Commons

With the birthday of Dr. King upcoming, you might want some resources or background for a story on him or the holiday.  A search might net the site at, but beware.  This is a site associated with a White Nationalist group, Stormfront and Don Black.

I use this as an example with students on how to carefully verify web information before using it in a story. Take a look at an “about” section or look for links to other reputable sites.  You can always find out who registered a site at WHOIS, Network Solutions.

Many sites appear to be educational or neutral, or have an address that seems innocuous, but they may have one-sided or incomplete.

For King resources, here are some better options:

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