POYNTER presents a fact-checking guide for journalists

Following Factcheck.bg’s introduction of several crucial concepts and tactics in fact-checking, including distinguishing between misinformation, disinformation and malinformation; finding fact-checkable claims; and applying
tools and techniques to check content online, we’re now ready to begin the
next phase in the process.

Experts from the Poynter Institute for Media Studies will guide you through
the process of converting your fact-check from data to a thorough story, complete with primary sources, robust analysis and a verdict for your readers. We
will then review how all journalists, fact-checkers and traditional reporters,
can better integrate principles of media literacy into their work, helping to
cultivate a more discerning population. Lastly, we’ll explore different audience
engagement strategies to help ensure that these fact-checks aren’t just produced, but consumed.

This guidebook draws from several units based at the Institute: the International Fact-Checking Network, MediaWise and PolitiFact. Through these
brands, we get a scrupulous approach to the methodology needed to execute
thorough and engaging fact-checking around the globe.

Download the digital edition of POYNTER’s fact-checking guide here.

This guide was created in the framework of the project “Boosting the fact-checking community in Bulgaria”, implemented by Factcheck.bg, initiative of the AEJ-Bulgaria, with the
financial support of the U.S. Department of State and in partnership with Poynter institute.

Публикацията е създадена с подкрепата на Европейския съюз. Отговорността за съдържанието е изцяло на Factcheck.bg.

Factcheck.bg is an initiative of the Association of European Journalists - Bulgaria. The aim of the team is to support the efforts of journalists to provide verified and reliable information by engaging in fact-checking in current news, public speeches and social media posts.

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