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The founder of PolitiFact finds distracting soundtracks and stale headlines, but also a fair amount of lively and effective content.
Reporters work in the media filing room during the Republican presidential debate sponsored by CNN, Salem Media Group and the Washington Times at the University of Miami, Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
“The key to the future of fact-checking is getting the fact-checks virtually instant and making it so the fact-check is presented on the medium that the claim is made on.”
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Smart people talking about building a startup culture, the value of small projects, the curse of expertise, and more.
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This summer, a team of students is testing whether a database-driven, structured journalism model can work well on topics like urban policing and Uber.
PolitiFact editor Bill Adair in the "Star Chamber"
The PolitiFact founder, headed to a professorship at Duke, reflects on the fact-checking boom and talks about preparing the next generation of journalists.
PolitiFact editor Bill Adair in the "Star Chamber"
As Bill Adair’s fact-checking enterprise turns five, PolitiFact is responding to criticism and adding a little structure to how it decides what’s True, Pants on Fire, or somewhere in between.
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Dan Schultz’s BS-detection software really works, but there are a lot of technology issues — and people issues — getting in the way of a mainstream product.
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A graduate student at the MIT Media Lab is writing software that can highlight false claims in articles, just like spell check. Andrew Phelps
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In its expansion, PolitiFact sets its sights on becoming an Associated Press for fact-checking. Justin Ellis
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0Spain’s Eldiario.es has 18,000 paying members, and its eye on the next several million
“We have a potential of six million readers. You may not convince all six million people to be your socios, but if you learn more about their interests, you can get closer.”
0The Washington Post is testing out a few new hurdles for non-paying online readers
The Post is now asking readers to submit their email in order to read stories without paying.
0This new collaboration hopes to aid the endless debates about media with some actual hard data
“For a long time, I’ve wanted to try to put more data and quantitative analysis behind some of the claims and questions we ask around underrepresented and misrepresented stories in online spaces.”
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