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Our Convention Coverage


FactCheck.org will be covering both the Republican and Democratic conventions, beginning today in Cleveland.

Lori Robertson, our managing editor, will be reporting from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, while the rest of our staff works remotely from the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., areas.

We plan to post at least one article each night after the prime-time convention speeches conclude. Typically, we post our articles between midnight and 3 a.m., so they will be available for you on our website first thing in the morning. You can follow us on Twitter for live updates.  

We began our coverage with an item on Trump’s statements about his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (“Trump Oversells Pence’s Record,” July 17), and an article that recaps some of the top false and misleading claims by Trump to date (“Trump’s Greatest Hits,” July 18).

In addition, our articles can be found on USA Today, MSN.com, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other media outlets that routinely publish our work.

We also will be partnering with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, to produce fact-checking segments for NBC Owned Television Stations and NBC affiliate stations. As we did in 2012, FactCheck.org and NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations will produce at least one video a week for local viewers, beginning with the Republican convention this week.

We are excited to once again work with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations to highlight our work and help its millions of viewers cut through the partisan spin this election year. It is our latest collaboration to reach viewers on TV and online.

Since September 2015, we have worked with CNN’s Jake Tapper to regularly produce online videos featuring our work on the 2016 campaign. So far, Tapper has taped more than 30 videos — all of which can be found on our website.

Also, as we have done after each debate, USA Today and FactCheck.org will post online videos that recap the false and misleading claims made at the conventions. Those videos will be available on USAToday.com and on our “On the Air” page.

We are grateful to all of our media partners and our financial supporters, and thank them for allowing us to be able to reach so many readers and viewers. We have set a record for visitors to our website in 2015, and we are well on our way to breaking that record.

Thanks to the Annenberg Foundation, the Stanton Foundation and the thousands of individual supporters like you who have made it possible.