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Bill Adair

Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford Building 136, Box 90241, Durham, NC 27708
136 Sanford Building, Box 90241, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


The lessons of Squash, Duke’s automated fact-checking platform

Internet Publication · June 16, 2021 The project brought the world one step closer to live automated fact-checking, but it still has a ways to go ... Link to item Cite

The Lies Heard Round The World

Other The New York times · February 15, 2015 Link to item Cite

Unfulfilled promise of e-books offers lessons for news organizations

Other Poynter Online · September 2013 The news media can learn from the missed opportunities of book publishers, which are not taking advantage of enhanced e-books. ... Cite

Bezos has what the Washington Post needs: patience and imagination

Other Poynter Online · August 2013 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has the resources to help reinvent the news business and isn’t a product of its ink-and-paper past. ... Cite

Bill Adair, setting pants ablaze no more

Other Columbia Journalism Review · April 2013 Cite

Farewell to Rep. C.W. Bill Young; he made Congress work

Other Tampa Bay Times · 2013 At this moment in our political history, we need adults like Bill Young to get Congress functioning again. ... Cite

Can you handle the truth?

Other The Walkley Magazine · December 2012 Featured Publication Cite

Download: Bill Adair

Other The New York Times Sunday Review · September 2012 Cite

Let’s blow up the news story and build new forms of journalism

Other Poynter Online · June 2012 Featured Publication Cite

Q&A with PolitiFact Editor Bill Adair

Other World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers · August 2011 Cite

Op-ed: Bias is good. It just needs a label.

Other Columbia Journalism Review Bias in journalism is good. It just needs to be labeled and understood. ... Link to item Cite