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Journalism M01:Media & Society.Hoffman: Suggested Internet Sites for Journalism

Research guide for Prof. Joanna Miller and Prof. Michael Hoffman's Journalism M01 class.

Fact Checking

Here are a few resources to check facts and information reported in a story:

FactCheck 
A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. "We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases."

FAIR
"The national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information."

PolitiFact: Sorting Out the truth in Politics
"PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and its partners to help you find the truth in politics. Every day, reporters and researchers from PolitiFact and its partner news organization examine statements by members of Congress, state legislators, governors, mayors, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in American politics. We research their statements and then rate the accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter – True, Mostly True, Half True, Mostly False and False.

 

PolitiFact's Guide to Fact-Checking