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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.)

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