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Now on YouTube: Our Guide to Fact-Checking

By Bill Adair
Published on Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 9:09 a.m.

PolitiFact is proud to be partnering with YouTube for today's launch of the Reporters’ Center, a special YouTube channel that features how-to videos from some the nation’s top journalists and news organizations.

PolitiFact’s Guide to Fact-Checking is a four-minute video that features tips and techniques on Internet research, the pros and cons of Wikipedia and our principles for checking facts.

The 30-plus videos in the Reporters’ Center cover a wide range of topics, from preparing for interviews to journalistic ethics. They feature Katie Couric on interviewing techniques, Bob Woodward on investigative reporting and Scott Simon on storytelling.

The PolitiFact video includes our theme song Gimme the Truth, written by Chris Ave and recorded by Ryan Shields, which is available for free on our Web site.

PolitiFact's Guide to Fact-Checking was recorded in the PolitiFact offices in Washington, D.C. and was produced by Molly Adair, a senior at Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va.

About PolitiFact
PolitiFact is the Pulitzer Prize-winning Web site of the St. Petersburg Times. It features the Truth-O-Meter, which rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials, pundits and talk show hosts, as well as the Obameter, a database that tracks more than 500 of Barack Obama’s campaign promises.

About YouTube
YouTube is the world's most popular online video community, allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.

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