August 16: Freedom of the Press and Truthful Reporting

Freedom of the press and truthful reporting are in the news all the time lately.  What do each of those mean and why are they important to us as citizens and to our country?  Come hear Katie Sanders, the deputy editor of PolitiFact, the nonpartisan fact-checking website started by the Tampa Bay Times, discuss these issues. Now based at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, she helps assign and edit PolitiFact’s coverage of the White House, Congress and Florida politics. In 2013, she helped launch PunditFact to fact-check talking heads and opinion-shapers of the media. She previously covered the Florida Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald.

She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in English and journalism, and grew up in Madison County, Florida.

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