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Fact-checking and accountability journalism project (Page 9)

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

FCP_blackThe grant-funded project supports research to improve political fact-checking, and works with news organizations to significantly increase and improve accountability journalism 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 or enroll in our free online course. For more information or to be involved, contact Jane Elizabeth, senior manager for the program, at

The Week in Fact-Checking: 7 things to consider

The latest news in fact-checking and accountability journalism. Are you an aspiring fact-checker? Here’s what to consider before you jump in: Learn how misperceptions spread before you get into the business of debunking them; develop a clear and transparent methodology; build a great team of curious generalists with their hearts in the right place. Read the […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: 50 percent increase in fact-checking around the world

The latest news from fact-checking and accountability journalism from Jane Elizabeth at the American Press Institute and Alexios Mantzarlis of the Poynter Institute. The results of the new Duke Reporters’ Lab census show a 50 percent increase in the number of fact-checking operations around the world since 2015, with 96 active operations in 37 countries. (And the Pittsburgh […]

The Week in Fact-Checking

Welcome to the first joint fact-checking blog post from Poynter and the American Press Institute, just in time to fact-check yet another U.S. presidential debate. Thursday’s event in Milwaukee was the 14th debate this election season, and that’s a lot of fact-checking. So journalists around the world are trying new platforms to keep audiences interested. Snapchat, GIFs and short videos are being […]

Introducing the newly expanded ‘Week in Fact-Checking’ newsletter

The American Press Institute’s “Week in Fact-Checking” newsletter has merged with the Poynter Institute’s weekly newsletter from the International Fact-Checking Network, as of February 2016. Together, the IFCN and API newsletters bring you the most interesting, useful, thought-provoking and occasionally baffling news from the entire world of accountability and fact-checking journalism. For new subscriptions, sign up here. (If you’ve […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Do you live in the worst town in America?

Quote of the week  “Political fact-checking is premised upon the self-evidence of facts, relying on a common sense that has not existed in the U.S. for nearly a century (if, indeed, it ever existed).” — AJ Bauer, writing for the Guardian Fact-checking for good SciCheck, the geeky offspring of, is back for a second […]

Hampton University, American Press Institute hold free workshop on politics and truth

Update Feb. 17, 2016: Lunch reservations are full. To attend the sessions only, please register here.  “Get Your Facts Straight: Addressing Shady Politics,” a conference on politics, truth and accountability reporting, will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication in Hampton, Va. Co-sponsored by the Kappa Tau […]

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 […]

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