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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 […]

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 […]

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