October 28, 2019 11:00am — October 28, 2019 12:30pm
1100 Tawes Hall
Angie Holan, editor of PolitiFact, and Mark Stencel, co-director of Reporters’ Lab at Duke University, will speak in 1100 Tawes Hall about how new technology can help increase the impact of journalists who fact-check the claims of politicians. That involves developing and deploying services that accelerate the reporting process and expand the reach and audience for that work. They will explain how fact-checking organizations like PolitiFact are already testing some new tools, and discuss some of the hurdles we are still trying to get over in time for the 2020 U.S. election.
Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She was a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007, and was named editor in 2013. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and New Mexico. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida.
Mark Stencel is co-director of the Reporters’ Lab at Duke University, where he teaches journalism and tracks the spread and impact of political fact-checking. As part of the Duke Tech & Check Cooperative, he oversees the development of tools that increase the speed and reach of fact-checkers. He was previously managing editor for digital news at National Public Radio. He has been a senior editor and media executive at The Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly Inc. (now CQ-Roll Call). He also was a science and technology reporter at The News & Observer in North Carolina’s Raleigh-Durham area.