How often have you heard a politician say something on TV and thought, “wow, is that really true?”
That is exactly what PolitiFact wants to find out.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning project of the St. Petersburg Times is all about fact-checking and keeping ‘em honest.
Fact-checking isn’t a new concept in journalism, but PolitiFact’s approach to relaying the information to voters is.
Renata Affonso travels around her home country, Brazil, and around the world as a freelance documentarian - bringing light to social issues which might otherwise be left untold. Before going on her own, Affonso worked as the Executive-Editor and moderator of the weekly public policy debate program “Sala de Noticias” on Canal Futura, a non-profit TV channel owned by Brazilian media conglomerate TV Globo. Affonso recently participated in the Journalist to Journalist Global Health Conference in Washington DC and has been selected for the National Press Foundation’s upcoming HIV Vaccine program in Bangkok, Thailand.
Affonso discusses how her journalism career has evolved over the 25 years she has been in the industry: from censorship to non-profit journalism to working as a backpack documentarian.
Ndimyake Mwakalyelye recently participated in the National Press Foundation’s Journalist to Journalist Global Health program in Washington DC. As the anchor of Voice of America’s TV program “In Focus,” Mwakalyelye covers a wide range of issues that are of interest to her audience in Africa. Voice of America is the official international public broadcaster of the United States Federal Government.
-An experienced reporter and anchor, Mwakalyelye discusses improving the craft of journalism and journalism ethics. She was interviewed by NPF intern Gabrielle Gorder.
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