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Monday, March 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fact-Checking Goes Global

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Political fact-checking is expanding around the world, with new ventures popping up in South Africa, Australia, Germany, Chile and many other countries. But as the websites take root, the fact-checkers are facing new pressures to maintain high standards, deal with partisan audiences and find a sustainable business model.
Bill Adair, creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. site PolitiFact, will moderate a conversation with Peter Fray, who led a fact-checking movement in Oz when he launched PolitiFact Australia; Martin Kotynek, creator of the German site Faktomat, which relies on crowd-sourcing to select claims to check; and Mona Chalabi, a writer for the Reality Check feature of The Guardian. There’s broad agreement that fact-checking is important journalism, but the sites must find a way to survive in a competitive and partisan media world.

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Bill Adair

ProfessorDuke UniversityBill Adair is the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at the Sanford School for Public Policy. One of 25 Knight Chairs at universities around the country, his research and teaching focuses on digital journalism, new media and g... Read More →
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Mona Chalabi

Data JournalistFiveThirtyEightMona Chalabi, a Lead Writer at FiveThirtyEight analyses data that affects who we are and what we do - it's a job that involves finding datasets, explaining what they tell us and what they don't, and crucially, using that data to test hypotheses and counter... Read More →
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Peter Fray

EditorPolitiFact AustraliaPeter Fray is the editor in chief of PolitiFact Australia, the country's first and only stand alone political fact-checking and the first overseas arm of the US-based site PolitiFact. PolitiFact Australia launched in May 2013 in time for Australia's federal... Read More →
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Martin Kotynek

Knight Journalism FellowStanford UniversityMartin Kotynek is a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He does research on collaborative fact-checking to make fact-checking more open and credible.

Monday March 10, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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