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Research on journalism, fact-checking and politics: What to watch

Do those post-debate discussions on cable news programs make any difference in how their audience views presidential candidates? Do reporters frame their police-shooting stories differently, depending on whether the suspect is black or white? Can fact-checking persuade people to change their minds about candidates? Those are some of the topics that media and political science […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Next time, choose the bloody buffalo

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact-checking, debunking and truth-telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. Quote of the week “Oscar voters are 94% white, 76% men, with an average age of 63. The last time I was around a bunch of […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Don’t touch that badger

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact-checking, debunking and truth-telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. Quote of the week “Rhetoric had a bad reputation long before Donald Trump kicked it into the dirt, though. Socrates complained about the sophists of ancient […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: AIDS coverage and all the wrong things

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact-checking, debunking and truth-telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. Quote of the week “…outrage is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for fact-checking; and neither is empathy, or sympathy, or even solidarity. There is nothing kind or […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: The internet is just one big calumny

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact-checking, debunking and truth-telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. Quote of the week “[T]he old and powerful structure of the venerable news media as a gatekeeper, seizing on the candidates for any untruth and deeply […]

The week in fact-checking: Another day *not* at the office

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact-checking, debunking and truth-telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. Quote of the week “By the way, my fact-checking on Twitter, some people get annoyed by it, and I think I’m misunderstood. I fact-check movies because […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Once upon a time, there was a purple dinosaur

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact-checking, debunking and truth-telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. Quote of the week “What worries me the most is that there are more public relations journalists than journalists. There are more people devoted, arguably, to […]

Fact-checking and accountability journalism: Popular, effective — but sometimes misunderstood

Most people who studied journalism or communication at a broad selection of schools across the United States believe that fact-checking journalism — a relatively new form of accountability reporting in politics — is effective at improving political discourse, according to a new survey. About two-thirds of graduates of communication and journalism, or 65 percent, across […]

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