Innovations in Fact-Checking Your Government

Presented at ONA17
September 18, 2017
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We’ve entered a golden age for fact-checking, with new teams of fact-checkers and digital tools sprouting up around the world. What are the latest digital tools they are using to unearth misinformation and hold public figures accountable to the real truth? How do you build a team of fact-checkers that gets results? How do you turn fact-checking into compelling stories? What is unique about fact-checking in the age of President Trump, and what can we learn from journalists who have faced these kinds of challenges for years? What works and what doesn’t?

This session is designed for:

  • News editors and reporters from newsrooms of any size who want the latest on tools for expedient fact-checking
  • Larger newsrooms who have a fact-checking team (or want to build one!)
  • Anyone with a general interest in the latest on a topic of urgent relevance following recent election cycles around the world


Omar Mohammed
ICFJ Knight Fellow
Eric Carvin
Social Media Editor, The Associated Press
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