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The Chicago guide to fact-checking

Brooke Borel author.

2016

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (ZA 3075 .B67 2016 )()

  • Title:
    The Chicago guide to fact-checking
  • Author: Brooke Borel author.
  • Description: Why we fact-check -- What we fact-check -- How we fact-check : Fact-checking magazine articles ; Fact-checking other media ; Navigating relationships with editors, writers, and producers ; Fact-checking on a budget ; Fact-checking your own writing -- Checking different types of facts : Basic facts ; Numbers ; Quotes ; Concepts ; Analogies ; Images ; Physical descriptions ; Sports ; Historical quotes and stories ; Product claims ; Foreign languages ; Foreign outlets ; "Common knowledge" ; Headlines and cover lines ; Facts from anonymous or sensitive sources ; Conflicting facts ; Gray areas ; Litigious material ; Plagiarism and fabrication -- Sourcing : People ; Interview recordings and transcripts ; The Internet ; Maps and atlases ; Press releases ; Books ; Newspapers ; Academic literature -- Record keeping : Paper backup ; Electronic backup -- Test your skills -- Conclusion -- Appendix one: "Test your skills" answer key -- Appendix two: Suggested reading and listening.
    "A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec. 20 stated that the National Science Foundation 'funded a study on Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole.' That is incorrect. The event took place during off-duty hours without NSF permission and did not involve taxpayer funds." Corrections such as this one from the Miami Herald have become a familiar sight for readers, especially as news cycles demand faster and faster publication. While some factual errors can be humorous, they nonetheless erode the credibility of the writer and the organization. And the pressure for accuracy and accountability is increasing at the same time as in-house resources for fact-checking are dwindling. Anyone who needs or wants to learn how to verify names, numbers, quotations, and facts is largely on their own. Enter The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, an accessible, one-stop guide to the why, what, and how of contemporary fact-checking.
  • Local Note: acq2018com
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press
  • Format: 174 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780226290768;ISBN 022629076X;ISBN 9780226290935;ISBN 022629093X;ISBN 9780226291093;ISBN 022629109X
  • Subjects: Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc; Internet research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc; Internet research; Research; Handbooks and manuals; Handbooks and manuals
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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