Applicant: Eugene Kiely
Assessor: Steve Fox
Conclusion and recommendations
Steve Fox wrote:
I recommend again that this organization be accepted with a few recommendations. There is no doubt that the political and journalistic environment has changed in the past year. It’s even an understatement to write that. Journalists, especially those involved with fact-checking projects like Factcheck.org, need to be more transparent than ever with their work.
Factcheck.org would be well served to have a prominently published policy on how its staff do not serve partisan efforts. In that same vein, publishing corrections at the top of stories instead of at the end will also let readers know up front about any errors that are made.