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7 things we learned about fact-checking this year

When the American Press Institute launched its fact-checking project in early 2014, we quickly began to understand that some people didn’t understand. The meaning of fact-checking, that is. “When did fact-checking and journalism separate?” Jon Stewart pondered on The Daily Show.  Even some journalists didn’t quite get it. But as 2015 comes to a close, we […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: We Three Kings of Orient Aren’t

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 “It’s an old adage that in times of war, truth is the first casualty, but when politicians treat journalists as adversaries to […]

5 questions that waste time at a political debate

Do the math. On Tuesday night, a total of 13 GOP presidential candidates will be questioned by three journalists over four hours. The sum of that equation: There’s no time to waste on bad questions. While most debate-watchers are, logically, focused on candidates’ answers, the questions should be scrutinized too. A poorly prepared or meaningless question can lead to an […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Big fat red flags, vegetarians and bacon

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 If all journalists “ended an interview the moment a politician clearly lied, or refused to answer a question, they would quickly realise […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: AIDS coverage and all the wrong things

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 “…outrage is not a get-out-of-jail-free card for fact-checking; and neither is empathy, or sympathy, or even solidarity. There is nothing kind or […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: The internet is just one big calumny

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 “[T]he old and powerful structure of the venerable news media as a gatekeeper, seizing on the candidates for any untruth and deeply […]

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 […]

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