The Information Life Cycle

Because of the information life cycle, where you look for information depends in large part on when it happened. For reasons of public interest, technology, and economics, information moves through society at a somewhat predictable pace. Why? A news team can film...

Selecting Useful Sources

Introduction The location of the most useful information sometimes depends on how deeply you need to understand your subject. Different kinds of information sources are published at different intervals and have varying degrees of depth. This exercise presents basic...

Module 4: The Production of Information

Module 4: The Production of Information Introduction The complex information ecosystem–in which public and private sources battle for control of policy, in which marketers and publishers compete for the public’s attention, in which popular press magazines...