Celebrate facts with the Poynter Institute and its Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking enterprise PolitiFact at the second annual United Facts of America Sept. 27-29, 2022. 

This three-day online festival of fact-checking will offer forward-thinking discussions about the role of facts in everyday life with the nation's top experts in media, politics, technology and counterintelligence. 

Discussions will provide context and clarity on America's most pressing issues leading up to the midterm elections like inflation, privacy, climate change, misinformation and more. 

Tune in as leading voices from a variety of perspectives discuss the importance of fact-based voting, holding the powerful to account and standing up for facts in service to democracy. 

More special guests, speakers and moderators will be added to the agenda in the coming weeks. This virtual festival is for everyone interested in fact-based expression, civic engagement and the role of facts in a free society. Grab your ticket to come celebrate facts with us!

Tickets for the three-day virtual festival start at $50. 

VIP tickets are $75. VIP ticket holders will receive access to the three-day virtual festival, plus an exclusive invitation to attend an in-person conversation in Washington, D.C., with author and CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic on Wednesday, Sept. 28. VIP tickets are available through Sept. 21. Click here to purchase your VIP ticket

Sponsorships are also available. Email sponsorships@poynter.org for details. 

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Agenda

Tue, Sep 27

10:45 AM

11:00 AM

11:05 AM

11:30 AM

12:20 PM

12:30 PM

01:05 PM

01:25 PM

Speakers

45 Speakers

Judy Woodruff
Judy Woodruff

Broadcast Journalist, Anchor and Managing Editor at PBS NewsHour

Asha Rangappa
Asha Rangappa

Assistant Dean and Senior Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs

Eric Deggans
Eric Deggans

TV Critic at NPR

Toluse Olorunnipa
Toluse Olorunnipa

White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post

David Broockman
David Broockman

Associate Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley

Donie O’Sullivan
Donie O’Sullivan

Correspondent at CNN

Jonathan Rauch
Jonathan Rauch

Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution

Aaron Sharockman
Aaron Sharockman

Executive Director at PolitiFact

Katie Sanders
Katie Sanders

Managing editor at PolitiFact

Angie Drobnic Holan
Angie Drobnic Holan

Editor-in-Chief at PolitiFact

Neil Brown
Neil Brown

President at Poynter Institute

Bill Adair
Bill Adair

Knight Prof. Practice of Journalism, Public Policy at Duke University

David Rothschild
David Rothschild

Economist at Microsoft Research

Josie Hollingsworth
Josie Hollingsworth

Audience Director at PolitiFact

Martina Stewart
Martina Stewart

Senior Editor, Fact Check & Supreme Court at USA TODAY

Rebecca Catalanello
Rebecca Catalanello

Deputy Editor at PolitiFact

Jon Decker
Jon Decker

White House Correspondent & Senior National Editor at Gray TV

Tom Jones
Tom Jones

Senior Media Writer at Poynter Institute

Christina Anagnostopoulos
Christina Anagnostopoulos

Fact Check Editor at Reuters News Agency

Arthur MacMillan
Arthur MacMillan

Head of Digital Investigation for North America at Agence France-Presse

Miriam Valverde
Miriam Valverde

Deputy Editor at PolitiFact

Jack Resneck
Jack Resneck

President at American Medical Association

Alex Mahadevan
Alex Mahadevan

Director at MediaWise

Belinha S. De Abreu
Belinha S. De Abreu

International Media Literacy Educator at Sacred Heart University

Jeff Share
Jeff Share

Lecturer at UCLA

Jodie Jackson
Jodie Jackson

Author, researcher at News Literacy Network

Shashidhar Nanjundaiah
Shashidhar Nanjundaiah

Media Literacy Researcher at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Joan Donovan
Joan Donovan

Research Director at Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School

Lesley Cosme Torres
Lesley Cosme Torres

Spanish Disinformation Reporter at Miami Herald

Mary Agnes Carey
Mary Agnes Carey

Partnerships Editor and Senior Correspondent at Kaiser Health News

Sara Roth
Sara Roth

Senior Editor, Digital at VERIFY

Lindsay Claiborn
Lindsay Claiborn

Senior Editor, Video at VERIFY

Emily Dreyfuss
Emily Dreyfuss

Senior Managing Editor at Harvard Shorenstein Center

Chris Stirewalt
Chris Stirewalt

Senior Fellow at American Enterprise Institute

Brian Friedberg
Brian Friedberg

Senior Researcher at Harvard Shorenstein Center

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

U.S. Senator from Rhode Island

Jon Greenberg
Jon Greenberg

Senior Correspondent at PolitiFact

Brittny Mejia
Brittny Mejia

Metro Reporter at Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Forsythe
Jonathan Forsythe

Managing Editor at VERIFY

Ariane Datil
Ariane Datil

National Host at VERIFY

Natalie Adona
Natalie Adona

Assistant Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters at Nevada County, Calif.

Stephen Richer
Stephen Richer

Recorder at Maricopa County, Ariz.

Derek Bowens
Derek Bowens

Director of Elections at Durham County, N.C.

Amy Sherman
Amy Sherman

Staff Writer at PolitiFact

Drew Comments
Drew Comments

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United Facts of America: A festival of fact-checking

Sep 27 - 29, 2022