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TruthBuzz: The Viral Fact-Checking Contest

May 3, 2017

Folks, the global TruthBuzz challenge aims to invent new ways to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience. This is being hosted by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). TruthBuzz wants your creative solutions for taking fact-checking beyond long-form explanations and bullet points. The Craig Newmark Foundation has teamed up to support 'em and… Read more »

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Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

August 6, 2015

Tonight's Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America… There are plenty of good factchecking efforts in progress. However, I figure that we need to address what Jon Stewart calls the… Read more »

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4 More Websites I'm Impressed With

December 26, 2014

Earlier this year, I shared 5 sites I've got bookmarked that I thought might surprise some folks. But maybe not, I'm a nerd, and some sites I've got bookmarked might be predictable. To be honest, I'm a sucker for those that do factchecking well and those that humor me. On that note, here are 4 websites… Read more »

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Why Trustworthy News Should Matter More

September 25, 2014

We're living in a society where trustworthy news should matter more than it seems to. As I've been saying, the press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to fulfill that role again. And just a reminder that factchecking efforts only have value, it's felt, if: Misinformation is corrected, in a way that… Read more »

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The Real Meaning of Journalism Ethics

June 11, 2014

Folks, journalism ethic's really important to me. It's why I'm really involved in the Columbia Journalism Review and Poynter Institute. I figure if we don't have good news, how are we going to help others? To me, journalism ethics is about trustworthy news and exposing the bad guys. But, because I'm not a journalist, I… Read more »

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4 factchecking sites that’re the real deal

April 22, 2014

Folks, I just want news I can trust. As I've been saying, the press should be the immune system of democracy, and needs to fulfill that role again. With the Internet, everyone can be their own journalist now. It's become increasingly difficult to find news that comes from a trustworthy press. Factchecking efforts only have… Read more »

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