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Mark Stencel teaches journalism at Duke, where he also is co-director of the university's Reporters' Lab. He also is executive director of JournalList and founder of Assignment: Future LLC. He previously held senior positions at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly and NPR, and was a reporter for The News & Observer in North Carolina.
Fact-Checking News A Reporters' Lab review of local fact-checking finds only a small percentage of politicians and other public officials are held accountable for the accuracy of the claims they make.
Joel Luther – March 29, 2023
Fact-Checking News Politicians in 29 states get little scrutiny for what they say, while local fact-checkers in other places struggle to keep pace with campaign misinformation.
Belen Bricchi – November 16, 2022
Fact-Checking News Efforts to intercept misinformation are expanding in more than 100 countries, but the pace of new fact-checking projects continues to slow.
Mark Stencel & Erica Ryan – June 17, 2022
Fact-Checking News The number of new projects dipped, even as fact-checking reached more countries than ever
Mark Stencel & Joel Luther – June 2, 2021
Fact-Checking News The Reporters' Lab finds fact-checkers at work in 84 countries -- but growth in the U.S. has slowed
Mark Stencel & Joel Luther – October 13, 2020
Fact-Checking News Growth is fueled by politics, protests and pandemic
Mark Stencel & Joel Luther – June 22, 2020
Fact-Checking News So far the Reporters' Lab list is up 26% over last's year annual tally.
Mark Stencel & Joel Luther – April 3, 2020
Fact-Checking News Of the 226 fact-checking projects in the latest Reporters’ Lab global count, 50 are in the U.S. -- and most are locally focused.
Mark Stencel & Joel Luther – November 25, 2019
Fact-Checking News With AFP's expansion and new election-focused projects, our ongoing global survey now includes 210 active fact-checkers.
Mark Stencel & Joel Luther – October 21, 2019
Fact-Checking News New additions to the Reporters' Lab fact-checking database push global count to 195.
Mark Stencel & Joel Luther – September 16, 2019