Thanks to Katy Culver and the EducationShift blog for inviting my guest post on the importance of teaching accuracy checklists.
The post is an updated, shortened version of my 2011 post responding to Craig Silverman’s call for journalists to develop their own accuracy checklists. The 2011 post elaborates on the items in my checklist. I hope you’ll read (or reread) both posts and start using a checklist if you’re a journalist and teaching checklists if you’re a journalism professor.
I hope I didn’t screw anything up on either post. If I did, please point out to me. I may have to improve my checklist or use it more diligently. And, of course, I’ll correct.