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Journalists and Fact Checking
"Journalism is about finding facts, interpreting their importance, and then sharing that information with the audience. That's all journalists do: find, verify, enrich and then disseminate information. " (from "The importance of Fact-Checking for Journalists" by David Brewer, August 2014.)
"We are one of the country's oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Our mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism"
"The purpose of this Web site, and an accompanying column in the Sunday print edition of The Washington Post, is to “truth squad” the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local"
How to Fact Check Like a Pro
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" A six week course
offered by The University of Hong Kong & The State University of New York via Coursera, Audit the course for free. Resources include a glossary of terms such as bias, cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias, propaganda, selective dissonance, verfication, etc."