This week, Poynter and PolitiFact are hosting smart conversations with leading voices across the political spectrum during our third annual United Facts of America. There’s still time for you to register to join this free festival of fact-checking that runs through Wednesday. Yesterday, we covered what voters can expect in 2024, the impact of vaccine misinformation and Russia’s disinformation campaigns.
Today, PolitiFact’s new editor-in-chief, Katie Sanders, will get to know what the average American voter really wants with Sarah Longwell, publisher of The Bulwark and host of “The Focus Group” podcast.
“Longwell’s podcast offers lively real talk from focus group participants, revealing voter attitudes on Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump and the GOP primary contenders,” said Sanders. “If anyone can tell us what various voting groups are thinking at this stage of the campaign, it is her.”
We’ll also discuss the facts about Trump’s charges with Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and Jon Sale, a white collar criminal defense attorney in Miami, former Watergate special prosecutor and a former attorney for Rudy Giuliani who declined a request to represent Donald Trump.
Finally, we’ll get the scoop on PolitiFact’s newest venture for Spanish-speaking audiences, PolitiFact en Español, with Telemundo51’s Gloria Ordaz.
Tomorrow, we’ll examine the threat of artificial intelligence in the Israel-Hamas war with PBS NewsHour weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasan and Felix Simon, communication researcher and doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute.
Later, festivalgoers will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at how PolitiFact’s on-the-ground reporting team prepares to fact-check a U.S. presidential debate at 7 p.m. Eastern, one hour before they cover the third Republican presidential primary debate in Miami.
Register to join us live or watch the recordings at a time that works best for you. Scroll on for more opportunities from Poynter.