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Journalism and the Media
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL began its broadcast with an Emmy-winning investigation into how the mainstream media got it so wrong in the run up to the war in Iraq: BUYING THE WAR.

THE JOURNAL has kept its eye the state of the media and of journalism — often two different things. Check out the JOURNAL's coverage from THE WIRE'S David Simon on the death of the daily paper to the effect of new media on the 2008 election to inside stories from reporters undercover and in the field.

Plus, make use of online tools to fact check the media.



Fact Checking

FactCheck.org
FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania that aims to monitor the accuracy of major national candidates' statements and rhetoric.

The Fact-Checker
Run by veteran journalist Michael Dobbs, The Fact-Checker is a project of the WASHINGTON POST that publishes research evaluating and providing background and context to candidate statements and popular political stories.

Politifact and Truth-0-Meter
Politifact is an extensively cross-referenced fact-checking resource run as a joint project by the ST. PETERSBURG TIMES and CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY.

News Hub Sites

NewsTrust
This service collects the top news stories and commentary on politics, vetted and reviewed by trusted users and partners. Partners include leading media organizations like PBS, Scientific American, Huffington Post, Mother Jones, LinkTV, Global Voices, the Council on Foreign Relations -- as well as journalism teachers and students at Stanford University, Northeastern, Stony Brook, University of Nevada and Arizona State.

Media Analysts

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW: Campaign Desk
Campaign Desk reports on the reporting of American politics a deliberative mix of reporting, analysis, criticism, and commentary. The site is updated dozens of times a day.

ON THE MEDIA
This NPR show "tries to lift the veil from the process of 'making media,' especially news media, because it's through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us." All shows are archived online.

Project for Excellence in Journalism
The Project for Excellence in Journalism is a research organization that specializes in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press. It is non partisan, non ideological and non political. Visit the site to find out what is, and isn't making headlines. The site provides a daily briefing.

Media Literacy Tools

PBS Learning Now: Media Literacy
This PBS site takes a look at the changing world of media and includes primers on online civic engagement, media literacy and the skills needed for today's budding journalists.

PBS Teachers: Media Literacy
According to a 2005 survey, 9% of people in their 60's list the Internet as a main source of news. What do you think the percentage is for people under the age of 30? If you don't know the answer that question — you can find it at this PBS hub site for information on media and culture.

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