PolitiFact Workshop

Eight St. Bonaventure University journalism students took part in a Jandoli Institute workshop with PolitiFact Senior Correspondent Louis Jacobson from April through August 2020. The students met regularly on Zoom with Jacobson and Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee and produced 13 fact-checks that were posted by PolitiFact.

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)