Best fact-checking practices

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Neil Brown of Tampa Bay Times; Derek Kravitz of ProPublica; Amalie Nash of USA TODAY Network; Farhad Souzanchi of Majlis Monitor
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Grand Canyon 6
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Amalie Nash, USA TODAY Network


In a world filled with misinformation, the hunger has never been greater for verifiable sources that can quickly sort facts from fiction. This panel will explore the world of journalistic fact-checking, including how it has changed since the election and its role in the #FakeNews era.


Speaker Bios

  • Neil Brown is editor and vice president of the Tampa Bay Times, the largest newspaper in Florida. Brown oversees the journalism published in the Times, on its websites, tbo and, and a daily tabloid, tbt* During Brown's tenure as editor the Times has won 6 Pulitzer Prizes and numerous national and state awards. Before joining the Times Brown was managing editor of Congressional Quarterly and a reporter and editor at the Miami Herald.

  • Derek Kravitz is the research editor at ProPublica. Previously, he worked as a reporter and editor for The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, The Washington Post and the Columbia Daily Tribune. Kravitz was also a postgraduate research scholar at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he now teaches investigative reporting. He graduated from the University of Missouri and Columbia University and lives in New York. @derekkravitz

  • Amalie Nash is the executive editor for the West region for the USA TODAY Network, which encompasses about 50 sites in the Midwest and West. She also coordinates political coverage for the Network in conjunction with the USA TODAY politics team. Prior to that, she was the executive editor of The Des Moines Register. She also has worked at the Detroit Free Press, and the Ann Arbor News.

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