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What is the Information Cycle?

The Information Cycle is the progression of media coverage of a newsworthy event. It refers to how information is produced and distributed over time. 

Understanding the Information Cycle will help you determine what types of sources may be available for your research topic. Information comes from different sources including: 

  • Social media (TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, X, etc.)

  • Mainstream Media (TV news, Internet news, etc)

  • Popular Magazines

  • Scholarly Journals

  • Books

When researching a topic, you need to investigate a variety of sources to gather enough information. 

The Information Cycle

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What is Peer Reviewed?

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