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Fact-checking journalism project (Page 9)

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.

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