An international survey by Dutch firm ING indicates most journalists publish stories first and check their facts later.
Just 20 percent of journalist respondents said they always fact-check before publishing. In sum, the report says, “‘Publish first, correct if necessary’ is the order of the day”:
The survey also found that 3 in 5 journalists agree with this statement: “On social media I am less bound by journalistic rules than in traditional media”:
View the full report, which also surveyed PR professionals, here and below: