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Fact-checking the 2016 Presidential Election

April 26, 2016

On Tuesday, April 26 The Waggonner Center will host a presentation in Wyly Auditorium by Angie Drobnic Holan on fact-checking the 2016 presidential race, including the candidacies of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, and Bernie Sanders. She will discuss fact-checking the presidential contest, how political fact-checkers do their jobs, and the reactions that voters have to fact-checking.

Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She previously was deputy editor, and before that a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She has been with the Tampa Bay Times since 2005 and previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and New Mexico.

She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a master’s of library science from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a native of Patterson, La., and attended the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts.

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