News is meant to deliver information about current events that is significant to the reader and presented accurately. Most current news sources use deceptive tactics to keep readers clicking on news or to push misleading narratives. Simple tools can allow average readers of the news to separate the deceptive tactics from the newsworthy information. The 5 Sheet is one such tool. Others are being developed.
The 5 Sheet is focused on news stories. A user can check off the boxes as he or she reads, views, or listens to a story. Each of the five sections are explained below.