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‘We Stand Corrected’: New Yorker Fact-checking and the Business of American Accuracy

Sarah Cain

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks at how modern journalistic writing is fact checked for publication. Supported by what is perhaps the most famous department of fact checking in publishing history, New Yorker ... More


Let Facts Be Submitted to a Candid World: Fact-Checking as a Potential Solution

Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker

in One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190677176
eISBN:
9780190677206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677176.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 13 considers fact-checking as another possible corrective. After a brief history of the rise and diversity of the fact-check industry, the chapter critiques the epistemology of fact-checking ... More


Citizen Reponses to Fact-Checking

Morgan Marietta, David C. Barker, Kim L. Nalder, and Danielle Joesten Martin

in One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190677176
eISBN:
9780190677206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677176.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 14 describes a survey experiment conducted ahead of the 2016 California Democratic presidential primary, which examines the manner and extent to which perspective-threatening information from ... More


One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy

Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190677176
eISBN:
9780190677206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677176.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Is climate change real? Does racism still determine who gets ahead? Is sexuality innate? Do immigration and free trade help or hurt the economy? Does gun control reduce violence? Are false ... More


Belgium Invades Germany: Can Facts Survive Politics?

Michael Schudson

in Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190900250
eISBN:
9780190900298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900250.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter reviews the conceptual underpinnings of the relationships between truth and politics, how truth is both conveyed and interpreted, and how it can fall subject to distortion and ... More


Conclusion

Chris Heffer

in All Bullshit and Lies?: Insincerity, Irresponsibility, and the Judgment of Untruthfulness

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190923280
eISBN:
9780190923327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190923280.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The TRUST framework represents a radical challenge both to existing notions of untruthfulness and to the relevance of this topic to language research. This conclusion to the book All Bullshit and ... More


Conspiratorial Thinking and Dueling Fact Perceptions

Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker

in Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190844073
eISBN:
9780190909611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844073.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

Polarized perceptions of facts have become a defining feature of American politics. Scholars have described this phenomenon as contested facts, misinformation, cultural cognition, partisan facts, and ... More


Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Durability

Morgan Marietta and David C. Barker

in One Nation, Two Realities: Dueling Facts in American Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190677176
eISBN:
9780190677206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190677176.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Some writers have argued that the dueling facts phenomenon is driven disproportionately by the ideological Right: conservatives and Republicans, so the argument goes, are more likely to engage in ... More


From Information Availability to Factual Accountability: Reconsidering How Truth Matters for Politicians, Publics, and the News Media

Lucas Graves and Chris Wells

in Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190900250
eISBN:
9780190900298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900250.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Theories of democracy in communication studies have emphasized the importance of citizens encountering quality political information and incorporating that information into their views. These ... More


Fake News: A New Obsession with an Old Phenomenon?

Nicole M. Krause, Christopher D. Wirz, Dietram A. Scheufele, and Michael A. Xenos

in Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190900250
eISBN:
9780190900298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900250.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Since Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the 2016 US presidential election, media organizations, pundits, academics, and technology leaders are panicking not only over what they see as the sudden ... More


Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media

James E. Katz and Kate K. Mays (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190900250
eISBN:
9780190900298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900250.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This edited volume examines how the growth of social media and ancillary computer systems is affecting the relationship between journalism and the pursuit of truth. Experts explore how news is ... More


Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt

C.W. Anderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190492335
eISBN:
9780190492373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492335.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt traces the way American journalists have made use of quantitative information in their news reporting from the early twentieth century ... More


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