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International Fact-Checking Network

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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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In the Balkans, fact-checking knows no borders

“Clara has a mind like a steel mousetrap and a heart like a twelve-minute egg”. The fictional head of the fact-checking department in Jay McInerney’s “Bright Lights, Big City” is hardly a paragon of collegiality. In real life, however, fact-checkers tend to be collaborative types, running joint initiatives and supporting new websites as they … Read More
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Poynter names director and editor for new International Fact-Checking Network

The Poynter Institute announced Monday that Alexios Mantzarlis will be the director and editor of a new International Fact-Checking Network. The IFCN's work will appear on Poynter's site and Mantzarlis will publish a weekly newsletter. Alexios Mantzarlis, submitted photo According to the press release, the St. Petersburg, Florida-based IFCN is funded by grants from the Omidyar Network … Read More
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