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Deciding what's true : the rise of political fact-checking in American journalism

Author: Lucas Graves
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
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"Over the past decade, American outlets such as PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and the Washington Post's Fact Checker have shaken up the political world by holding public figures accountable for what they say. Cited across social and national news media, these verdicts can rattle a political campaign and send the White House press corps scrambling. Yet fact-checking is a fraught kind of journalism, one that challenges  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Graves, Lucas, 1970-
Deciding what's true.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016009516
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucas Graves
ISBN: 9780231175067 023117506X 9780231175074 0231175078
OCLC Number: 941139313
Description: ix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The landscape of fact-checking --
Introduction --
Ink-stained fact-checkers --
Objectivity, truth seeking, and institutional facts --
Part 2. The work of fact-checking --
Choosing facts to check --
Deciding what's true --
Operating the truth-o-meter --
Part 3. The effects of fact-checking --
Fact-checkers and their publics --
The limits of fact-checking --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Lucas Graves.

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Over the past decade, fact-checking outlets have shaken up the political world by holding public figures accountable for what they say. Deciding What's True recounts the routines of the journalists  Read more...

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A lively page-turner about political fact-checking that also digs deep into the very foundations of public knowledge. What do we really know, and how do we know it? Graves provides thought-provoking Read more...

 
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