News literacy is a part of media literacy and includes having the critical thinking skills for evaluating (or judging/analyzing) the reliability and credibility of news sources AND new forms of information (that are often mistaken for journalism).
News literacy can help us recognize the difference between fact and rumor, news and advertising, news and opinion, and bias and fairness.
The Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University is committed to teaching students how to use critical thinking skills to judge the reliability and credibility of news reports and news sources. The Digital Resource Center includes curriculum, lectures, and exercises. The Center also created a free Coursera News Literacy Online Course.