The American Press Institute conducts research, training, convenes thought leaders and creates tools to help chart a path ahead for journalism in the 21st century.
The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 by Charles Lewis. It is one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. The group’s mission is to serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism. The Center is a nonprofit digital news organization; it is nonpartisan and does no advocacy work. The Center for Public Integrity is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
The Center for Responsive Politics is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to inform citizens about how money and politics affects their lives; empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information; and advocate for a transparent and responsive government. CRP is a fellow recipient, along with the Internet Archive, of funding from the Knight News Challenge on Elections, which is enabling it to vastly expand the amount of information available to voters on politically active nonprofit organizations that don’t disclose their donors’ identities.
The Duke Reporters’ Lab will analyze the ads and help fact-checkers identify individual claims that can be checked. Each day, Duke students will review the new ads and compile a database of statements. The database will be made available to fact-checkers at news organizations.
Factcheck.org, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. The organization monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. The goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
Politifact, winner of the Pulitzer prize, is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. Politifact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida, as is PunditFact, a site devoted to fact-checking pundits. The PolitiFact state sites are run by news organizations that have partnered with the Times. The state sites and PunditFact follow the same principles as the national site.
The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysisand journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker, directed by award-winning journalist Glenn Kessler, specializes in digging up the facts (or lack thereof) behind the conventional wisdom. The Fact Checker project is not “bound by the antics of the presidential campaign season, but will focus on any statements by political figures and government officials–in the United States and abroad–that cry out for fact-checking.”