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The fact checker's bible

a guide to getting it right

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Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

These days fact-checking can seem like a lost art. The Fact Checker's Bible arrives not a moment too soon: it is the first—and essential—guide to the important but increasingly neglected task of checking facts, whatever their source.

We are all overwhelmed with information that claims to be factual, but even the most punctilious researcher, writer, and journalist can sometimes get it wrong, so checking facts has become a more pressing task. Now Sarah Harrison Smith, former New Yorker fact checker and currently head of checking for The New York Times Magazine explains exactly how to:

*Reading for accuracy
*Determine what to check
*Research the facts
*Assess sources: people, newspapers and magazines, books, the Internet, etc.
*Check quotations
*Understand the legal liabilities
*Look out for and avoid the dangers of plagiarism

For everyone from students to journalists to editors, the methods and practices outlined in The Fact Checker’s Bible provide both a standard and a working manual for how to get the facts right.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-174).

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
808/.027
Library of Congress
PN162 .S58 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
174 p. ;
Number of pages
174

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3692062M
Internet Archive
factcheckersbibl00smit
ISBN 10
0385721064
LC Control Number
2003063896
Library Thing
327325
Goodreads
834614
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