The 2016 election season is underway: Is your news organization ready to help citizens navigate the races? Are you prepared to check the claims and rhetoric coming from political advertisements, stump speeches and debates? The American Press Institute, with a grant from the Democracy Fund, is providing free studio workshops to a limited number of news organizations to help anyone interested in launching or refining their fact-checking process. With the help of new research on fact checking’s impact and best practices, API will visit your organization for a three-hour session that will:
- Help reporters quickly acquire the skills they need to cover campaigns
- Show experienced fact-checking reporters new tools
- Outline new resources and best practices in fact checking
- Demonstrate how fact checking can help inform and grow your audience
What do we ask in return? Simply that you use the knowledge gained either to begin, increase or improve your fact-checking activities during the 2016 election cycle. We’ll also spotlight your work on the American Press Institute web site. Interested managers from news organizations should complete this form as soon as possible. Questions? Please contact Jane Elizabeth, senior research manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about API’s fact-checking project.