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Bill Adair is the Knight Professor for the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University and the director of the Duke Reporters' Lab. He is the creator of Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact and worked for 24 years as a reporter and editor at the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of
The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation.
Student Projects For the final paper in my freshman seminar, students must describe their plans for the Oakville Acorn.
Bill Adair – December 2, 2015
Student Projects The winning journalism projects covered everything from lobbying to transparency in Missouri.
Bill Adair – November 9, 2015
Fact-Checking News Mark Stencel will oversee student projects and teach a course in watchdog journalism in the 2016 campaign.
Bill Adair – September 3, 2015
Fact-Checking News The University of Wisconsin study examined fact-checks from Africa, India, Mexico, the United States, Uruguay and the United Kingdom.
Bill Adair – August 11, 2015
Fact-Checking News From Spain to South Korea, there was plenty of coverage of this year's conference, reflecting the growing interest in fact-checking around the world.
Bill Adair – August 5, 2015
Fact-Checking News The fact-checkers of the world met at City University London to discuss the growth and challenges of their unique form of journalism.
Bill Adair – July 28, 2015
Fact-Checking News At the second international conference, the director of the Reporters' Lab says fact-checkers need to focus on funding and technology.
Bill Adair – July 23, 2015
Fact-Checking News Fact-checking continues to grow, with 20 new sites since last summer
Bill Adair – July 19, 2015
Structured Journalism In the first week of our New York experiment, the Duke team learns about the promise and challenges of structured journalism. Also, we visit the Daily Show.
Bill Adair – June 8, 2015
Structured Journalism Duke students will be covering New York City Hall using a structured journalism platform developed by former Yahoo! product manager David Caswell.
Bill Adair – May 26, 2015