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'BuzzFeed journalism, yo': Are they trying to outdo Rolling Stone? [screenshot]

Guess that would explain this:

.@farenthold is my favorite member of Congress: Blow Me Domain Registered To Republican Congressman http://t.co/fvX9Qbqquz

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) …

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Fact-Checking Living in a Digital World

Fact-checking is an important part of writing any type of document and is especially important if you are a journalist. Having correct information allows people and news organizations to be credible and reliable. 462 more words

I am sorry but I cannot trust you

Sometimes news can influence people’s actions. Some stories make people express their anger in social networks, protest and even clash with the authorities. Then it is relevant that stories only include confirmed facts, otherwise people could react based on fake, incomplete or misleading information with possible unexpected consequences. 1,834 more words

'Oh, FFS!' Washington Post fact-checked the 'Jurassic World' trailer [video]

For the “can’t make this up” file, the Washington Post, which last week fact-checked an SNL skit critical of President Obama, is now fact-checking science fiction movies about cloned dinosaurs: 308 more words

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In Their Own Words: Candidates on the Issues

Sifting through information on a candidate’s website or Facebook page can be time consuming and frustrating. At Project Vote Smart: Just the Facts, you can read candidate speeches, browse voting records, and even review a candidate’s funding sources — and you don’t have to rely on a candidate’s PR team to provide it! 188 more words

Straight to the Source - candidate voting records

Wondering how your U.S. Congress or Presidential candidates voted on important legislation? The Washington Post has you covered.

Go to their U.S. Congress Votes Database… 120 more words

A writer-editor-teacher's quote of the week #42

After reading Hanna Rosin’s recent piece in The New Republic about meeting with Stephen Glass after many years, I wanted to share this video clip as my “quote of the week.” A good writer or editor knows a little bit about a lot of things, and this dramatization provides a good demonstration of how a modern, tech-savvy editor, researcher or journalist can do a fact check, sometimes without even looking things up. 14 more words

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