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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.
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
The annual fact-checking census from the Reporters' Lab finds 31 percent growth in the past year alone, and signs that many verification projects are becoming more stable.
Following a historic pattern, the number of American media outlets verifying political statements dropped after last year's presidential campaign.
By Mark Stencel – December 13, 2017
With fact-checkers gathering for annual Global Fact summit, a Reporters’ Lab tally finds 17 new projects around the world. (But still not in Antarctica.)
By Mark Stencel – June 30, 2017
Number of projects up 19% in a year; U.S. count holds steady after tumultuous election season
By Mark Stencel – February 28, 2017