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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 Grants


Study the Framing of philanthropy in the media in Western liberal democracies.

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Knight Foundation · 2015 - 2024

Tracking and Supporting Local Fact-Checking

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation · 2022 - 2023

Duke Reporters' Lab

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Google Inc. · 2021 - 2022

New Tech & Check

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation · 2019 - 2021

North Carolina Fact-Checking Project

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Democracy Fund · 2018 - 2020

Study the Framing of philanthropy in the media in Western liberal democracies.

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Knight Foundation · 2015 - 2024

Tracking and Supporting Local Fact-Checking

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation · 2022 - 2023

Duke Reporters' Lab

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Google Inc. · 2021 - 2022

New Tech & Check

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation · 2019 - 2021

North Carolina Fact-Checking Project

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Democracy Fund · 2018 - 2020

Tech & Check: Automating Fact-Checking

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Knight Foundation · 2017 - 2020

Share the Facts

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Google Inc. · 2016 - 2018

Structured Stories NYC

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Online News Association · 2015 - 2016

External Relationships


  • Atria Books (Simon & Schuster)
  • Carolina Beacon
  • International Fact Checking Network
  • Newtral

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies, institutions, or organizations listed above. This information is available to institutional leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.