Our latest summit: A post-election look at fact-checking and strategies for 2017

The American Press Institute, along with the Poynter Institute and the Duke University Reporters’ Lab, will hold an invitation-only event on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in Washington, D.C.

“Fact-Checking: What happened in 2016; finding our way in 2017″ will gather journalists, researchers and political experts for a day-long session at the National Press Club. We’ll discuss the successes and challenges of fact-checking during the 2016 campaign, and will begin to create methods and solutions for greater impact and trust going into the next presidential term.

Researchers from Dartmouth College, Exeter University and Virginia Wesleyan University will talk about ongoing research into the effectiveness of and reader engagement in accountability and fact-checking journalism. Duke Reporters’ Lab will present a preliminary analysis of 1,800 claims examined by three dozen local news outlets.

The event is designed to allow all attendees to be active participants, sharing their expertise and ideas. Small groups will propose, discuss and design solutions to address challenges facing the practice of accountability journalism.

Participating organizations include NPR,  PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Univision, National Geographic Magazine, The News Literacy Project, McClatchy, PublicSource, Howard University, Google News Lab, the Internet Archive, The Associated Press, NBC News and more.

A report summarizing the solutions and discussions from the event will be published by the American Press Institute in the coming weeks. Please let us know if you’d like to receive a copy of the report; email jane.elizabeth@pressinstitute.org.