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Numerous resources including articles, interviews, quizzes, comics, and a free online course, are offered from this page to help journalist (and news consumers) improve their fact-checking skills. 

Confirmation Bias

Challenging your own confirmation bias

  • “*Counter-argue your story hypothesis,” or source’s assertion.
  • Actively seek out contrary information.
  • Rigorously test and verify every fact or assertion of fact before you publish, so you’ll be able to stand by the accuracy of your work later.

From Twenty ways to cultivate an open mind, From Overcoming Bias, A Journalist's Guide to culture & context