Fact-Checking, Fake News and the Future of Political Reporting | Hurley Symposium 2017

What’s fact and what’s fake were questions that dominated the 2016 election campaign. Now that Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as the 45th U.S. president, what new challenges face journalists as they seek to cover the White House and Congress accurately and fairly?

White House correspondents, Washington bureau chiefs, fact-checking experts, media critics and former White House officials gathered in Washington, D.C., on March 9, 2017, to discuss their strategies for covering the new administration.

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Former White House officials: Trump, conventional press corps face new media environment
March 16, 2017

Two former White House officials, a Democrat and a Republican, believe the Trump administration has been hampered in getting its messages out by the rapidly evolving media environment and a president who likes to tweet.

  • Faux news in the digital age: Appendix 1

    Fact-Checking, Fake News and the Future of Political Reporting | Hurley Symposium 2017
    Faux news in the digital age: Appendix 1
    March 8, 2017

    The survey questions for Faux news in the digital age, part 1.
  • Faux news in the digital age: Survey results

    Fact-Checking, Fake News and the Future of Political Reporting | Hurley Symposium 2017
    Faux news in the digital age: Survey results
    March 8, 2017

    American adults believe they’re much less likely than their friends to share fake news stories on social media, but when pressed, nearly six in 10 will admit they’ve probably shared such a story by accident.

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