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Fact-checking journalism project (Page 8)

The American Press Institute is leading a project to increase and improve the practice of fact-checking in journalism.

FCP_blackThe grant-funded project will support research to improve political fact-checking. We also will work with news outlets to significantly increase the adoption of fact-checking practices as well as contribute to public debates on the topic.

You can follow the work of the project here, including our Fact-Checking Resource Page. Sign up for the weekly newsletter at For more information or to be involved, contact Senior Research Project Manager Jane Elizabeth at

Fact-checking session to be presented at the N.Y. Press Association convention in April

The American Press Institute will hold a session on fact-checking, politics and accountability journalism at the New York Press Association annual spring convention and trade show. The organization represents more than 750 newspapers across New York State. Attending the event will be including community press editors, publishers, and reporters, as well as photographers, advertising managers, graphic […]

American Press Institute’s fact-checking event schedule

Want to know more about politics, fact-checking and accountability journalism? Through its Fact-Checking Project, the American Press Institute organizes and participates in training, workshops and conferences aimed at improving and expanding fact-checking, especially as we approach the 2016 elections. Click on the links below for information about an event near you, and check back often […]

LSU’s journalism school to host event on politics, fact-checking and elections

Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication and the American Press Institute will hold “Just the Facts: A boot camp on accountability journalism,” a day-long workshop on fact-checking, politics and elections on Saturday, March 12, at the journalism school’s Holliday Forum. Register here. Presenters include keynote speaker Adam Chodikoff, the Daily Show’s senior researcher, producer […]

Loyola University, American Press Institute sponsor “Truth, Lies and Election 2016” event in Chicago

Join journalists, students, faculty and community members on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Loyola University in Chicago for an in-depth session on investigating and understanding political rhetoric — particularly as we approach the 2016 elections.  “Truth, Lies and Election 2016: A Fact-Checking Boot Camp” is sponsored by Loyola and the American Press Institute as part of […]

Register now for fact-checking workshop at the University of Oregon

  Journalists, community members, students and faculty will gather at the George S. Turnbull Portland Center at the University of Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, for workshops designed to improve knowledge, skills and understanding of fact-checking and accountability journalism — particularly as we approach the 2016 elections. The event is sponsored in part by the […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: See BS, say BS

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 “Make ‘context’ and ‘fact-checking’ your watchwords. Call out BS, early and often. Research says that when falsehoods are repeated, they gain traction. […]

The end of “Fake on the Internet:” 5 good questions with Caitlin Dewey

The Washington Post’s popular weekly column, “What was fake on the Internet this week,” ended Friday after 19 months of debunking stories about new Oreo flavors, Syrians invading New Orleans, and just about every absurdity in between. Caitlin Dewey, who wrote the column for the Post’s Intersect blog, explained to readers that the decision to end it was […]

7 things we learned about fact-checking this year

When the American Press Institute launched its fact-checking project in early 2014, we quickly began to understand that some people didn’t understand. The meaning of fact-checking, that is. “When did fact-checking and journalism separate?” Jon Stewart pondered on The Daily Show.  Even some journalists didn’t quite get it. But as 2015 comes to a close, we […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: We Three Kings of Orient Aren’t

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 “It’s an old adage that in times of war, truth is the first casualty, but when politicians treat journalists as adversaries to […]

5 questions that waste time at a political debate

Do the math. On Tuesday night, a total of 13 GOP presidential candidates will be questioned by three journalists over four hours. The sum of that equation: There’s no time to waste on bad questions. While most debate-watchers are, logically, focused on candidates’ answers, the questions should be scrutinized too. A poorly prepared or meaningless question can lead to an […]

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