Insights, tools and research to advance journalism

Fact checking (Page 7)

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 FactCheck.org, 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 […]

‘For fact-checking to be sustainable, fact-checking organizations need to become obsolete’

Fact-checking organizations have a big challenge to overcome: “Convincing people that this information a) is available and b) that it is adequate to be used is hard,” Africa Check’s Nechama Brodie writes. “The mandate of fact-checking operations should never focus exclusively on correcting misleading claims. The ultimate goal should rather be kick-starting their readers’ sceptical […]

Need to Know newsletter

The smart way to start your day

Each morning we scour the web for fresh useful insights in our Need to Know newsletter. Sign up below.

Featured topics

Go deeper on…

Dive deep on everything we produce about these key topics.

Strategy Studies

The best practices for innovation within news organizations

This Strategy Study presents examples and insights about journalism innovation, offering actionable advice and methods to move your journalism and business forward.