PolitiFact Workshop

Since April 2020, St. Bonaventure University students have been working in a Jandoli Institute workshop with PolitiFact Senior Correspondent Louis Jacobson.

Each semester, a group of students meet regularly on Zoom with Jacobson and Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee to fact-check statements for PolitiFact, one of the nation’s leading fact-checking organizations.

Here are the articles authored by the workshop students:

Claim about Energy Department, gas stoves, China is exaggerated
By Conor Amendola and Mary McNaughton (March 9, 2023)

Does Eric Adams want to ban chocolate milk in NYC schools?
By Cameron Carr and Marnique O. Panepento (March 8, 2023)

Strong support for notion that a bachelor’s degree means $1 million more in lifetime income
By Elizabeth Egan and Marnique O. Panepento (March 8, 2023)

Does New York lead the nation in population loss?
By Elizabeth Egan and Marnique O. Panepento (May 6, 2022)

Can the fentanyl seized by officials at U.S. borders kill every American seven times over?
By Elizabeth Egan and Marnique O. Panepento (April 27, 2022)

Is the Buffalo Bills’ Highmark stadium built on an early Erie Indian village?
By Cassidey Kavathas (April 21, 2022)

Did New York Gov. Kathy Hochul fire 35,000 health care workers?
By Thomas Gaughan and Caroline Paterno (April 6, 2022)

Has New York state lost 99% of its historical range of wetlands?
By Elizabeth Egan and Marnique O. Panepento (March 29, 2022)

The Manhattan DA is actually proposing to downgrade armed robbery to a misdemeanor, and to stop prosecuting resisting arrest
By Tyler Smith and Jonny Walker (March 16, 2022)

Did N.Y. state park attendance set a record during the pandemic?
By Meghan Hall (March 9, 2022)

Fact-checking Rep. Jamaal Bowman on legacy admissions, affirmative action
By Elizabeth Egan and Marnique O. Panepento (March 7, 2022)

Stefanik catches Cuomo misstating law on gun industry liability
By Cassidey Kavathas (Aug. 13, 2021)

Can student loan debt be canceled simply by President Biden signing an executive order?
By Cassidey Kavathas (June 14, 2021)

Is whole milk prohibited from being offered in New York schools?
By John Pullano (June 7, 2021)

Federal law still prohibits marijuana use, including on college campuses
By Landon Allison (June 7, 2021)

Do New York’s homeless veterans qualify for the Excluded Worker Fund?
By Cassidey Kavathas (May 18, 2021)

Does New York state have the highest taxes in the United States?
By John Pullano (April 12, 2021)

Fact-checking Kirsten Gillibrand on military sexual assaults
By Landon Allison and Cassidey Kavathas (March 25, 2021)

Can New York state rename Donald J. Trump State Park?
By Meghan Hall (March 11, 2021)

How much did New York’s revenue suffer in the pandemic year?
By John Pullano (Feb. 27, 2021)

Ted Cruz’s misleading attack on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over anti-Semitism
By Landon Allison and Julia Schneider (Feb. 18, 2021)

Does New York get less from the federal government than any state?
By Cassidey Kavathas and Hannah Roesch (Feb. 11, 2021)

Is Erie County’s health commissioner paid roughly the same as Anthony Fauci?
By John Pullano (Feb. 5, 2021)

How bad have New York state’s recent population losses been?
By Landon Allison and John Pullano (Jan. 26, 2021)

New York Republican leader miscasts Democratic moves on tuition, scholarships
By John Pullano (Aug. 20, 2020)

Was Central Park once a town called Seneca Village?
By Hannah Roesch and Julia Schneider (Aug. 12, 2020)

Fact-checking claims from a Chris Jacobs-Nate McMurray debate
By Meghan Hall and Julia Schneider (June 18, 2020)

Do two months of coronavirus deaths exceed the number of drug overdoses in the last year?
By John Pullano (June 18, 2020)

Fact-checking coronavirus infection rates in western New York
By Michael Hogan and Sean Mickey (June 12, 2020)

Congressional candidate stretches Cuomo’s remarks on education
By Meghan Hall and Hannah Roesch (June 12, 2020)

Fact-checking a claim about hotel rooms and the homeless in New York City
By Rachel Kimmel and Julia Schneider (May 13, 2020)

In era of low gas prices, New York remains among most expensive in U.S.
By Michael Hogan and Sean Mickey (May 8, 2020)

Do immigrants make up a majority of essential workers in New York City?
By Jaren English and John Pullano (May 7, 2020)

Nate McMurray on target with tweet about Chris Jacobs’ sick leave vote
By Meghan Hall and Hannah Roesch (May 6, 2020)

Both Cuomo, de Blasio can exercise power to close NYC schools
By Rachel Kimmel and John Pullano (April 30, 2020)

Convalescent plasma therapy showing promise against COVID-19
By Jaren English and Julia Schneider (April 29, 2020)

Rochester mayor lacked context on coronavirus’ racial disparities
By Michael Hogan and Sean Mickey (April 23, 2020)

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