Topic: “Fact-checking”

Posted in Behind the News

Scrambling across continents to fact-check the pope

, by Lauren Easton

During his in-flight press conference heading home from South America last month, Pope Francis said he could not remove a bishop implicated in a sexual abuse scandal in Chile because he had never heard from any victims about the bishop’s behavior. 

Posted in Industry Insights

AP's top editor: Journalism today must be ‘unimpeachable’

, by Lauren Easton

“The time for shock and awe is over,” Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Sally Buzbee told the Japan National Press Club.

Posted in Announcements

Bringing AP Fact Checks to Twitter

, by Lauren Easton

A new AP Fact Check Twitter account launched today makes it easier to follow AP’s fact-checking and debunking of misinformation online.

Posted in Industry Insights

Being ‘assertive in defense of journalism’

, by Lauren Easton

“If fact-based journalism is under assault from many quarters, we need to come out from a defensive crouch, and be proactive in talking about the work, how we serve the public interest, and to be transparent about how we go about it,” AP Vice President and Editor at Large for Standards John Daniszewski told the International Press Institute Friday afternoon.

Posted in Industry Insights

AP’s top editor: Media must call out facts

, by Lauren Easton

At the International Broadcasting Convention conference in Amsterdam on Thursday, Executive Editor Sally Buzbee commented on current challenges faced by news organizations – from fake news to fighting for access – and the role of artificial intelligence in reporting.

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