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10/20/2016 at 4:30:37 PM GMT
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New book about fact checking reviewed by Chicago Reader

The Chicago Reader released a review of The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking by Brooke Borel of the University of Chicago:

Fact-checking, author Brooke Borel notes, is more than plucking facts from random sources off the Internet that prove or disprove a candidate's statement. It's a discipline in itself, requiring patience, tact, and judgment as well as proficiency with the Googles. "If journalism is the cornerstone of democracy," she writes, "then fact-checking is the building inspector, ensuring that the structure of a piece of writing is sound."

Read the full review on the Reader website and let us know what books you recommend to help fellow journalists.

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