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Tools for better accountability journalism

Creating charts, videos and interactives to enhance fact-checking and accountability reporting doesn’t need to involve a huge staff and expensive equipment. Here are some free or inexpensive tools and software that can help you create fact- and data-dominated presentations. Have recommendations of your own? Tell us here so we can add them to this list. […]

API to hold political accountability journalism workshop at Longwood

The American Press Institute, in conjunction with Longwood University, will hold a workshop on political accountability and fact-checking journalism on Monday, Oct. 17, from 6-8 p.m. on the Longwood campus in Farmville, Va. Students, journalists and writers from the Farmville region are invited to attend. The event is free, funded through API’s accountability journalism program grant […]

Going to ONA? Come visit API’s booth in the Midway!

If you’re heading to the Online News Association annual conference Sept. 15-17 in Denver, stop by the American Press Institute’s booth in the conference midway at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. From 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15,  we’ll be giving away free flash drives pre-loaded with plenty of teaching resources […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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