This Week in Review: Twitter’s real-time debate analysis, and the rise of mobile news » Nieman Journalism Lab

As Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon and New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan pointed out, fact-checking took on a particular importance in this debate. A lot of that, said the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, is because it’s a huge traffic draw. Wemple suggested the popularity of fact-checking might be a function of consumer frustration with the conventions of political reporting.

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