Deciding What's True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism

Deciding What's True: The Rise of Political Fact-Checking in American Journalism

by Lucas Graves

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231542227
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lucas Graves is an assistant professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin. He is the coauthor of The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business of Digital Journalism (Columbia, 2011), and his writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Wired, the New York Times, and other publications.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Part I. The Landscape of Fact-Checking
Introduction
1. Ink-Stained Fact-Checkers
2. Objectivity, Truth Seeking, and Institutional Facts
Part II. The Work of Fact-Checking
3. Choosing Facts to Check
4. Deciding What's True
5. Operating the Truth-O-Meter
Part III. The Effects of Fact-Checking
6. Fact-Checkers and Their Publics
7. The Limits of Fact-Checking
Epilogue
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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