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Mark Stencel is NPR's former managing editor for digital news and co-author of The Goat Must Be Fed, a 2014 Duke Reporters' Lab study on obstacles to newsroom innovation. He previously held senior editing and executive positions at the Washington Post and Congressional Quarterly, and was a reporter for the the News & Observer in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
The Reporters' Lab finds fact-checkers at work in 84 countries -- but growth in the U.S. has slowed
Growth is fueled by politics, protests and pandemic
So far the Reporters' Lab list is up 26% over last's year annual tally.
Of the 226 fact-checking projects in the latest Reporters’ Lab global count, 50 are in the U.S. -- and most are locally focused.
With AFP's expansion and new election-focused projects, our ongoing global survey now includes 210 active fact-checkers.
New additions to the Reporters' Lab fact-checking database push global count to 195.
Strong growth in Asia and Latin America helps fuel global increase.
By Mark Stencel – June 11, 2019
Collaboration, aggregation and networks add to the Reporters' Lab ongoing survey of fact-checking projects in more than 50 countries.
By Mark Stencel – August 7, 2018