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Series: Fact-Checkers as Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs: Readers, Remits and Resources for a New Form of Watchdog Journalism
This study considers fact-checkers as innovators, exploring funding models as well as perceptions about three core aspects of a successful enterprise: audiences, value propositions, and resources. Findings indicate particular attention to media literacy and civic engagement, independence, and transparency. In addition, many fact-checkers see their role as not merely extending traditional journalism but also correcting some of its shortcomings.
Jane Singer is Director of Research and Professor of Journalism Innovation in the Department of Journalism. A former print and online journalist, she has been studying journalists' responses to digital technologies since the mid-1990s.
Singer is especially interested in the impact of digital media on journalists' roles, norms, practices and products. Her previous academic appointments have been at the University of Central Lancashire (UK), the University of Iowa (USA) and Colorado State University (USA).
Prior to earning her PhD in journalism at the University of Missouri (USA), she served as the founding news manager of the first national online service in America. She also has experience as a print newspaper reporter and editor.
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4.00pm - 6.00pmWednesday 11th October 2017