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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, 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 […]

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