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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.
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
We’ve updated our map to make it easier to navigate 10 dozen active sites and projects the Reporters’ Lab is monitoring around the world.
By Mark Stencel – November 22, 2016
Journalism class monitors claims as the candidates face off during Wednesday's presidential showdown in Las Vegas.
By Mark Stencel – October 19, 2016
Local media is cranking up the scrutiny in 22 states and D.C. as the 2016 campaign season intensifies
By Mark Stencel – August 3, 2016
The Duke Reporters' Lab looks at many attributes to determine which organizations to add to its database of fact-checking projects around the world.
Survey shows strong interest, but local public media stations are slow to check candidate claims
By Mark Stencel – March 22, 2016
Reporters' Lab tally for 2016 finds nearly 100 sites and organizations keeping tabs on politicians
By Mark Stencel – February 16, 2016