Bibliographic Details

The Chicago guide to fact-checking / Brooke Borel.

Author / Creator Borel, Brooke, author.
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Description 1 online resource (174 pages) : illustrations.
Language English
Series Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Subject Research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Internet research -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
Internet research.
Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780226291093
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec. 20 stated that the National Science Foundation 'funded a study on Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole.' That is incorrect. The event took place during off-duty hours without NSF permission and did not involve taxpayer funds." Corrections such as this one from the Miami Herald have become a familiar sight for readers, especially as news cycles demand faster and faster publication. While some factual errors can be humorous, they nonetheless erode the credibility of the writer and the organization. And the pressure for accuracy and accountability is increasing at the same time as in-house resources for fact-checking are dwindling. Anyone who needs or wants to learn how to verify names, numbers, quotations, and facts is largely on their own. Enter The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking, an accessible, one-stop guide to the why, what, and how of contemporary fact-checking.
Other form Print version: Borel, Brooke. Chicago guide to fact-checking. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016 9780226290768 022629076X
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