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Global Fact 4

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How can fact-checkers earn readers’ trust — and keep it?

Although journalism has always been an exercise in gaining readers’ trust, the last year has been a particularly tough one for members of the news media. It was no surprise, then, that trust and transparency were major topics of discussion at Global Fact 4, the annual summit of fact-checkers around the world that took place July 5-7 in Madrid, Spain. Read More
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Is collaboration the new frontier of fact-checking? 3 journalists share their experiences

Sometimes it takes a village to find the truth — or at least a handful of fact-checking news partners. Even though journalism is a competitive business, members of the fact-checking community have long reaped the benefits of collaboration — from PolitiFact’s formal network of state news affiliates in the United States to informal "factcheckathons" focused on … Read More
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These are the new fact-checkers at Global Fact 4

Almost every journalist who does fact-checking tries to answer the same question: true or false? But one of the many new fact-checkers attending the Global Fact 4 summit in Madrid finds itself grappling with even larger questions. “The SNU FactCheck Center shows the many aspects of truth,” said EunRyung Chong, director … Read More
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What can fact-checkers learn from Wikipedia? We asked the boss of its nonprofit owner

Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia has often been treated by news organizations like the black sheep of the information business. For years, the site has drawn criticism for its crowdsourced content, with pages being written and edited by anyone in the world. But as trust in the media wanes and news organizations struggle to engage with readers, Wikipedia has … Read More
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