PR for People Monthly MARCH 2017 - Page 27

Fact-checking organizations:

FactCheck.org, a nonprofit organization and a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

"The Fact Checker" is a project by The Washington Post to analyze political claims. Their colleagues and competitors at FactCheck.org recommended The Fact Checker as a resource to use before assuming a story is factual.

PolitiFact.com run by the Tampa Bay Times, received a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its fact-checking efforts the previous year.

Snopes.com, privately run by Barbara and David Mikkelson, was given "high praise" by FactCheck.org, another fact-checking website; in addition, Network World gave Snopes.com a grade of "A" in a meta-analysis of fact-checking websites.

TruthOrFiction.com TruthOrFiction.com was founded by Rich Buhler, a journalist, speaker, and author who was also known as the "Father of Modern Christian Talk Radio" at KBRT.

Here is a series of four recent articles that educate people about how news gets made:

Feeding the Beast

Booty Pop

Trolls, Flamers and Bullies

Killer Koan: How to Spot Fake News