The first fact-checking article produced by St. Bonaventure University journalism students in a special workshop was posted by PolitiFact New York on April 23.
Michael Hogan and Sean Mickey authored the article, which examined a comment Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren made about coronavirus’ racial disparities.
Hogan and Mickey are part of a team of students from St. Bonaventure’s Jandoli School of Communication who are taking part in a fact-checking workshop with PolitiFact senior correspondent Louis Jacobson.
The students were selected for the workshop based on the strength of their writing, editing and analytical skills.
Jacobson’s collaboration with St. Bonaventure was arranged by Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee, an associate professor in the Jandoli. Jacobson has spoken by video to several of the courses Lee teaches on media, democracy and elections.