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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.

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 […]

The week in fact-checking: Political pandas, Canadian cannabis, gardens on Mars

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 “Anyone can put up a YouTube video on the Internet and either delight or enrage millions of Americans within seconds—without any journalistic […]

Highlights and talking points: API’s fact-checking journalism research

The American Press Institute has conducted several studies through its multi-year project to research and enhance the practice of fact-checking and accountability journalism. Here are the highlights of the studies released in 2015.  The Diffusion of Fact-Checking: Understanding the Growth of a Journalistic Innovation Blog post summary Authors: Lucas Graves, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College; Jason Reifler, […]

The week in fact-checking: How to get away with murdering the facts

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 “This all surprised me: the notion that journalism and fact-finding are demonstrably unrelated enterprises. I’m a chump that way.”  Dahlia Lithwick, writing […]

The week in fact-checking: When candidates are high, and also low

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 The challenge in this election is “going beyond the fact-checks to understand how a candidate can rank so low on accuracy and […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Who’s that driving my Uber?

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 “Our leaders are not going to stop lying, or using figures in the most strategic way they can. But the antidote to […]

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