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7 steps to better fact-checking

7 steps to better fact-checking

One of the things I think about a lot at PolitiFact is how to fact-check and how to improve fact-checking processes. The distillation of a lot of that thinking is in a column we posted this week, “7 steps to better fact-checking.” It’s a rundown of the how I approach research when I fact-check, and it’s heavily influenced by librarianship’s comprehensive approach to search.

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Why fact-checking is the root of journalism: 8 good questions with PolitiFact’s Angie Drobnic Holan – American Press Institute

Why fact-checking is the root of journalism: 8 good questions with PolitiFact’s Angie Drobnic Holan – American Press Institute

API interviewed me by phone back in December; it was a good conversation.

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New editors named for PolitiFact and PunditFact

New editors named for PolitiFact and PunditFact

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Mark Holan’s Irish-American Blog: For Downton Abbey fans, a primer on revolutionary Ireland

Mark Holan’s Irish-American Blog: For Downton Abbey fans, a primer on revolutionary Ireland:

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Books: ‘The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Religion and Politics’

Books: ‘The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Religion and Politics’

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A Look at PolitiFact Grades of Candidates – NYTimes.com

A Look at PolitiFact Grades of Candidates – NYTimes.com

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PowellsBooks.Blog – Powell’s Q&A: Chad Harbach – The Art of Fielding

PowellsBooks.Blog – Powell’s Q&A: Chad Harbach – The Art of Fielding

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Unnecessary Journalism Phrases

Unnecessary Journalism Phrases

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Review: Memorable characters in Chad Harbach’s ‘Art of Fielding’ explore human condition through baseball – St. Petersburg Times

Review: Memorable characters in Chad Harbach’s ‘Art of Fielding’ explore human condition through baseball – St. Petersburg Times

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Review: In ‘Caleb’s Crossing’ by Geraldine Brooks, Puritan woman and Harvard’s first American Indian graduate challenge beliefs – St. Petersburg Times

Review: In ‘Caleb’s Crossing’ by Geraldine Brooks, Puritan woman and Harvard’s first American Indian graduate challenge beliefs – St. Petersburg Times