Fact-Checking Hits And Misses

Fact-checking hits and misses: Presidential fake news tweets found to spur greater interest to read more news.

Denise-Marie Ordway sums up 2019 research on fake news warnings.

 

Newspaper Corrections

Newspaper corrections: The Toronto Star’s public editor, Kathy English, surveys a decade of Star corrections.

Misspelled or mangled names account for about 30 percent.

“I have learned through these years that most every mistake the Star’s journalists make matters to someone for some reason,” she writes.

Ethics Codes Overhaul

Ethics codes overhaul: Bill Grueskin writes that the digital age needs a new code of ethics.

2020 “ought to be the year that our ethics codes get an overhaul, as journalists face relentless business pressures, relinquish even more control over how our content is distributed and framed and deal with the consequences of anonymity, doxing and transparency. It’s more urgent than ever, as our country becomes increasingly polarized and as trust in the news media remains tepid.”