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Fact-Checkers as Entrepreneurs: Scalability and Sustainability for a New Form of Watchdog Journalism

Singer, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-5777-9065 (2018). Fact-Checkers as Entrepreneurs: Scalability and Sustainability for a New Form of Watchdog Journalism. Journalism Practice, 12(8), pp. 1070-1080. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2018.1493946

Abstract

This study considers fact-checkers as innovators and entrepreneurs. It explores funding models as well as perceptions about three core aspects of a successful journalistic 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.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journalism Practice on 24 Jul 2018 available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/17512786.2018.1493946
Publisher Keywords: accountability, entrepreneurs, fact-checkers, independence, sustainability, transparency, watchdog journalism
Subjects: J Political Science
P Language and Literature
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Journalism
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19956
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