AP’s fact-checking pieces are their most popular clicked and linked content

AP’s fact-checking pieces are their most popular clicked and linked content

May 19, 2010 11:14 pm 0 comments

Has anyone else noticed that the Associated Press has been doing some strong fact-checking work lately, aggressively debunking all kinds of nonsense, in an authoritative way, without any of the usual he-said-she-said crap that often mars political reporting?

I asked AP Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier about this, and he told me something fascinating, if not all together unexpected: Their fact-checking efforts are almost uniformly the most clicked and most linked pieces they produce.

Journalistic fact-checking with authority, it turns out, is popular. Who woulda thunk it?

Greg Sargent: Who woulda thunk it: Fact-checking is popular!

(via Nielman Journalism Lab)

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