Improving and Increasing Fact Checking in Journalism

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Rigorous fact checking of public figures by journalists can give people essential knowledge for making informed decisions about civic issues. The American Press Institute’s fact-checking project, launched in 2014, is building research, tools, networks and training to refine effective fact-checking techniques and extend them to newsrooms of all sizes. With support from the Rita Allen Foundation, the American Press Institute is extending this work into the 2016 election season as well as studying economic incentives for fact checking by tracking reader engagement with fact-checking content.