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The Chicago guide to fact-checking

Author: Brooke Borel
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec. 20 stated that the National Science Foundation 'funded a study on Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole.' That is incorrect. The event took place during off-duty hours without NSF permission and did not involve taxpayer funds." Corrections such as this one from the Miami Herald have become a familiar sight for readers, especially as news cycles demand faster and faster publication.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Borel, Brooke.
Chicago guide to fact-checking.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016018060
(OCoLC)944087564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brooke Borel
ISBN: 9780226291093 022629109X
OCLC Number: 957773359
Description: 1 online resource (174 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Why we fact-check --
What we fact-check --
How we fact-check --
Checking different types of facts --
Sourcing --
Record keeping --
Test your skills --
Appendix one: "Test your skills" answer key --
Appendix two: Suggested reading and listening.
Series Title: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Responsibility: Brooke Borel.

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"A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec. 20 stated that the National Science Foundation 'funded a study on Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole.' That is incorrect. The event took place during off-duty hours without NSF permission and did not involve taxpayer funds." Corrections such as this one from the Miami Herald have become a familiar sight for readers, especially as news cycles demand faster and faster publication. While some factual errors can be humorous, they nonetheless erode the credibility of the writer and the organization. And the pressure for accuracy and accountability is increasing at the same time as in-house resources for fact-checking are dwindling. Anyone who needs or wants to learn how to verify names, numbers, quotations, and facts is largely on their own. Enter The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, an accessible, one-stop guide to the why, what, and how of contemporary fact-checking.

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Every journalist, editor, and nonfiction book writer should have a familiarity with best practices of fact-checking. This is an exhaustive yet highly readable guide by a knowledgeable author. --David Read more...

 
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