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The Resource Deciding what's true : the rise of political fact-checking in American journalism, Lucas Graves

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

Label
Deciding what's true : the rise of political fact-checking in American journalism
Title
Deciding what's true
Title remainder
the rise of political fact-checking in American journalism
Statement of responsibility
Lucas Graves
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 reporters' traditional roles as objective observers and places them at the center of white-hot, real-time debates. As these journalists are the first to admit, in a hyperpartisan world, facts can easily slip into fiction, and decisions about which claims to investigate and how to judge them are frequently denounced as unfair play. Deciding What's True draws on Lucas Graves's unique access to the members of the newsrooms leading this movement. Graves vividly recounts the routines of journalists at three of these hyperconnected, technologically innovative organizations and what informs their approach to a story. Graves also plots a compelling, personality-driven history of the fact-checking movement and its recent evolution from the blogosphere, reflecting on its revolutionary remaking of journalistic ethics and practice. His book demonstrates the ways these rising organizations depend on professional networks and media partnerships yet have also made inroads with the academic and philanthropic worlds. These networks have become a vital source of influence as fact-checking spreads around the world." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graves, Lucas
Dewey number
302.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4784.O24
LC item number
G73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Journalism
  • Journalistic ethics
  • Berichterstattung
  • Informationsqualität
  • Journalismus
  • Objektivität
  • Recherche
  • Tatsachenfeststellung
Label
Deciding what's true : the rise of political fact-checking in American journalism, Lucas Graves
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn941139313
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 324 pages
Isbn
9780231175067
Lccn
2016005306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231175074
  • (OCoLC)941139313
Label
Deciding what's true : the rise of political fact-checking in American journalism, Lucas Graves
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn941139313
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 324 pages
Isbn
9780231175067
Lccn
2016005306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231175074
  • (OCoLC)941139313

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