At 5pm ET — midnight in Israel — I’ll be live-blogging a discussion about political discourse at the New America Foundation (NAF) in Washington, DC.

Here’s a blurb from NAF on what to expect:

At a time of ever-accelerating news cycles, however, it’s increasingly difficult for subsequent clarifications and corrections to keep up with distortions and misinformation, as voters have typically moved on to the next story.  And so, out-of-context quotes such as President Obama’s aside about Americans being (or not being) lazy and Mitt Romney’s love of firing people (or insurance companies) still have a great deal of staying power.  

Against this backdrop, New America invites you to consider the interplay of these trends at a launch event for three papers that explore the history of journalistic fact-checking, the social science that explains its impact on the process and public attitudes, and the current fact-policing ecosystem.

Here’s a list of the speakers:

Tom Glaisyer
Knight Media Policy Fellow
New America Foundation

Featured Speaker
Lucas Graves
Research Fellow
Media Policy Initiative

Wendell Potter
Senior Analyst
Center for Public Integrity

Jason Reifler
Assistant Professor
Georgia State University

Bill Adair
Editor, PolitiFact
Washington Bureau Chief for the Tampa Bay Times

Steve Coll
New America Foundation

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