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Journalism

Research resources for Journalism students

Fact Checking

The following online resources can assist in checking facts and information for news reporting stories.

Accuracy in Media

A non-profit, grassroots citizens watchdog of the news media that critiques botched and bungled news stories and sets the record straight on important issues that have received slanted coverage.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center

A nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of confusion and deception in U.S. politics.

Center for Media and Democracy

 

PolitiFact

Editors and journalists monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of debates, speeches, news releases, ads, and more.

An award winning fact checking team of journalists checks the statements of political figures regarding issues of great importance, be they national, international or local.

Fact Checking Guide

For additional information about Fact Checking, see the Library's specialized guide.