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Fact-checking journalism project

The American Press Institute is leading a project to increase and improve the practice of fact-checking in journalism.

FCP_blackThe grant-funded project will support research to improve political fact-checking. We also will work with news outlets to significantly increase the adoption of fact-checking practices as well as contribute to public debates on the topic.

You can follow the work of the project here, including our Fact-Checking Resource Page. Sign up for the weekly newsletter at For more information or to be involved, contact Senior Research Project Manager Jane Elizabeth at

The Week in Fact-Checking

Welcome to the first joint fact-checking blog post from Poynter and the American Press Institute, just in time to fact-check yet another U.S. presidential debate. Thursday’s event in Milwaukee was the 14th debate this election season, and that’s a lot of fact-checking. So journalists around the world are trying new platforms to keep audiences interested. Snapchat, GIFs and short videos are being […]

Queens University, American Press Institute host March 1 lunch discussion on politics and social issues

Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.) Knight School of Communication and the American Press Institute will hold a Super Tuesday event to discuss some of the most divisive and difficult topics in this year’s presidential election. REGISTER HERE. Community activists and journalists who cover them will discuss their roles in examining social issues such as race […]

Introducing the newly expanded ‘Week in Fact-Checking’ newsletter

Beginning Feb. 11, the American Press Institute’s “Week in Fact-Checking” newsletter will merge with the Poynter Institute’s weekly newsletter from the International Fact-Checking Network. Together, the IFCN and API newsletters will bring you the most interesting, useful, thought-provoking and occasionally baffling news from the entire world of fact-checking. If you’re already receiving the current weekly fact-checking newsletters from […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Do you live in the worst town in America?

Quote of the week  “Political fact-checking is premised upon the self-evidence of facts, relying on a common sense that has not existed in the U.S. for nearly a century (if, indeed, it ever existed).” — AJ Bauer, writing for the Guardian Fact-checking for good SciCheck, the geeky offspring of, is back for a second […]

Hampton University, American Press Institute hold free workshop on politics and truth

Update Feb. 17, 2016: Lunch reservations are full. To attend the sessions only, please register here.  “Get Your Facts Straight: Addressing Shady Politics,” a conference on politics, truth and accountability reporting, will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communication in Hampton, Va. Co-sponsored by the Kappa Tau […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Next time, choose the bloody buffalo

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact-checking, debunking and truth-telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. Quote of the week “Oscar voters are 94% white, 76% men, with an average age of 63. The last time I was around a bunch of […]

The Week in Fact-Checking: Don’t touch that badger

The American Press Institute presents a roundup from the world of fact-checking, debunking and truth-telling — just in case you haven’t been paying as much attention as we do. Quote of the week “Rhetoric had a bad reputation long before Donald Trump kicked it into the dirt, though. Socrates complained about the sophists of ancient […]

Fact-checking session to be presented at the N.Y. Press Association convention in April

The American Press Institute will hold a session on fact-checking, politics and accountability journalism at the  New York Press Association annual spring convention and trade show. The organization represents more than 750 newspapers across New York State. Attending the event will be including community press editors, publishers, and reporters, as well as photographers, advertising managers, graphic […]

American Press Institute’s fact-checking event schedule

Want to know more about politics, fact-checking and accountability journalism? Through its Fact-Checking Project, the American Press Institute organizes and participates in training, workshops and conferences aimed at improving and expanding fact-checking, especially as we approach the 2016 elections. Click on the links below for information about an event near you, and check back often […]

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