Resources

Fact-Checking Resources

Factcheck.org - a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

The Washington Post - The Fact Checker

Politifact.com - a scorecard separating fact from fiction for all parties. Produced by the St. Petersburg Times. Among other things it tracks President Obama’s campaign promises.

Center for Responsive Politics - a research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, it aims to create a more educated vote.

New York Times Interactive Politics - provides analysis and context to some of the presidential candidates’ truths, half-truths and exaggerations.

National Institute on Money in State Politics - follow the money in your state.

Every Political Leader on Every Issue

RumorCheck.org - a website dedicated to countering a pernicious side effect of the Internet – the creation and mass distribution of statements that have little or no basis in fact.

Snopes.Com - use this to check out rumors, legends, myths, viral emails that seem too wild to be true.

Stinky Journalism - when news stories go bad, the reporter’s method is usually to blame. Stinkyjournalism.org advocates for more rigorous - and scientific - journalistic methodology. Methods are objective, not people.

The Signal: Yahoo! News - a new blog aimed at providing unbiased information about upcoming events as well as featuring political predictions based on in-depth analysis.

The Sunlight Foundation - a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that uses the power of the Internet to catalyze greater government openness and transparency, and provides new tools and resources for media and citizens.
Sunlight Live Fact-Checking.

Truth Goggles - Imagine if every factual claim were highlighted in news articles -- true, false, or otherwise. The gap between consumption and correction of bad information effectively would be reduced to zero. That's the goal of Truth Goggles, a tool created by MIT master's graduate Dan Schultz.

Regret the Error - a website devoted to unusual or noteworthy news corrections.

The Report an Error Alliance - a group that is trying to make it easy for consumers to report errors on a news organization's web page.

Check It Out - verifying information and sources in news coverage.

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World - A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age

The Value of Fact-Checking in the 2012 Campaign

News Know-how Project Resources

Camtasia Tutorials

NLP Watchdog Advisory Committee - PDF (50KB)

Student Project Teams 2012 - PDF (30KB)

2012 Training Schedule - PDF (40KB)

Workshop Leaders - PDF (160KB)

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