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Fact-Checking for Accuracy

Fact-checkers and copy editors often work closely together, as their mutual goal is ensuring the accuracy and consistency of a text. However, when a publication or publishing house does not have the budget for a fact-checker, copy editors often must take responsibility for ensuring that stories are accurate with respect to names, titles, dates, and facts. This course will outline procedures to confirm accuracy, from using primary and secondary source material to conducting interviews with sources via phone and email. Relevant legal information, including libel law, will be discussed. Fact-checking as a career independent of copyediting also will be addressed.
If you would like to be added to our wait list for this course, please call us at 212-998-7272. We will contact you if a seat becomes available.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • The ability to fact-check any story for accuracy
  • The skills to interview sources to verify facts and assertions
  • Knowledge of legal issues surrounding fact-checking
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2019
    • Date

      Jul 8 - Aug 16
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Format

      In-Person/Online Blended
      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Sessions

    • Location

      Woolworth Building
    Tuition $625