Global Fact 4

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  • Fact-Checking

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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. While it would be easy to target the United States and its tumultuous 2016 election as the epicenter of distrust in the media, panelists at Global Fact 4 proved it is a worldwide issue.

  • Fact-Checking

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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 emerged as a leader in transparency and user growth — and it can offer some important lessons to journalists and fact-checkers.

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