July 10, 2017
Research Begins on the Visual Effectiveness of CrossCheck
The Knight Prototype Fund will support First Draft and Dr. Lisa Fazio from Vanderbilt University in researching our online verification newsroom
CrossCheck is an online verification collaboration that began in February 2017. Our first project brought together 37 newsroom partners in France and the UK to help report false, misleading and confusing claims that circulated online in the ten weeks leading up to the French Presidential election.
The aim of CrossCheck is to provide the public with the necessary information to form their own conclusions about the information they receive. By working collaboratively, we hope to more quickly ascertain what is not factual or reliable, and to give that information to newsrooms and the public.
CrossCheck was created to help French voters get verified information in order to make the most informed decision. The project is also a living laboratory where we hope to discover, among other things, if collaborative projects are helpful to the public, and to report the challenges and opportunities of collaborative journalism.
Expand to explore our partners for this project.