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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 […]

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 […]

Register now for fact-checking workshop at the University of Oregon

  Journalists, community members, students and faculty will gather at the George S. Turnbull Portland Center at the University of Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, for workshops designed to improve knowledge, skills and understanding of fact-checking and accountability journalism — particularly as we approach the 2016 elections. The event is sponsored in part by the […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: See BS, say BS

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 “Make ‘context’ and ‘fact-checking’ your watchwords. Call out BS, early and often. Research says that when falsehoods are repeated, they gain traction. […]

The end of “Fake on the Internet:” 5 good questions with Caitlin Dewey

The Washington Post’s popular weekly column, “What was fake on the Internet this week,” ended Friday after 19 months of debunking stories about new Oreo flavors, Syrians invading New Orleans, and just about every absurdity in between. Caitlin Dewey, who wrote the column for the Post’s Intersect blog, explained to readers that the decision to end it was […]

Washington Post column ‘What was fake on the Internet this week’ comes to an end because people who share hoaxes aren’t convinced by debunking

Friday’s edition of The Washington Post column “What was fake on the Internet this week” was its last. Caitlin Dewey writes that the column is ending because the kind of people who share Internet hoaxes aren’t easily convinced, even when fact-checking shows such hoaxes are demonstrably false. Dewey writes: “‘What Was Fake’ has had a […]

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