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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 bitly.com/factnews. For more information or to be involved, contact Senior Research Project Manager Jane Elizabeth at jane.elizabeth@pressinstitute.org.

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 […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Big fat red flags, vegetarians and bacon

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 If all journalists “ended an interview the moment a politician clearly lied, or refused to answer a question, they would quickly realise […]

Whoppers on the Campaign Trail and Beyond: Test your knowledge

Sure, the 2016 elections may get their own sequel in the “history of lies on the campaign trail” show. But the truth is that untruths are nothing new in politics. PBS NewsHour and On the Media have gathered some examples, and the American Press Institute has created a quiz (timed!) for you to test your […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: That ‘fact-based stuff’ matters

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 “…You wouldn’t make a business deal based on retweets and based on hearsay. You’re running for president of the United States. Your […]

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 […]

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