FactCheck.org launched a year-round, paid fellowship program for undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania in the summer of 2010. The fellows participate in a full-time summer training program to learn how to monitor political claims, conduct research using the best evidence and write fact-checking articles. During the academic year, they work part time to assist our staff. They conduct research, contribute to fact-checking articles, fact-check articles written by FactCheck.org and respond to questions from readers.
From January 2016 to February 2021, the FactCheck.org Fellowship had been funded through generous donations by the Stanton Foundation. The foundation was founded by the late Frank Stanton, who was president of CBS for 25 years.
The program so far has benefited over 50 undergraduate students since its inception in 2010, including these students currently:
|Tess Hancock||Sydney Nixon||Lucía Osses||Cecelia Vieira|
|Political Science||Philosophy, Politics & Economics||Political Science and Sociology||Philosophy, Politics & Economics|
|Class of 2022||Class of 2023||Class of 2023||Class of 2022|