Bona journalism students continue PolitiFact workshop during summer

Journalism students at St. Bonaventure University are working on PolitiFact fact-checking articles throughout the summer.

Last week, PolitiFact posted two more fact-checks by Jandoli School of Communications students:

  • Michael Hogan and Sean Mickey fact-checked Sen. George Borrello’s claim that coronavirus cases in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties were consistently been among the lowest in the state. Read
  • Meghan Hall and Hannah Roesch fact-checked a comment congressional candidate Beth Parlato, who charged that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo planned to dispense with classroom teaching. Read.

The students are part of a team 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.

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