How facts and stories can shape democracy: an interview with journalist Anne Applebaum

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2022
From The Center
(Angela Trajanoski/Poynter)

Fact-checkers don’t like to talk about themselves. They pride themselves on staying out of the limelight and reporting the truth about readers’ communities. But this week at GlobalFact 9, the annual conference held by the International Fact-Checking Network, the attention is in an unfamiliar spot: on the journalists — and their relationship to democracy.

In a keynote session, Poynter Institute president Neil Brown sat down with Anne Applebaum, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist who has written for The Atlantic and The Washington Post, to discuss how fact-checking can and should...

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