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10:22

On the rise of fact checking, the landscape of a movement

Ethan Zuckerman :: Is fact checking a specialized genre of news practice? Or should every reporter fact check? Brooke Gladstone has argued that the only way to check the spread of lies in the media is to fact check incessantly, in each paragraph they publish. Is it plausible to produce journalism in this way? Should we accept a system in which one article tells us what politicians said in a debate, and another, separate article that tells us which of those statements were true? How big is the fact checking space?

The current state of a movement.

Continue to read Ethan Zuckerman, www.ethanzuckerman.com

Highly recommended overview - continue to read Craig Silverman, www.poynter.org

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