Marquette University
Press Release

PolitiFact staffers go ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

Since it began in 2007, PolitiFact has focused on looking at specific statements made by politicians and rating them for accuracy.

By - Oct 17th, 2018 02:37 pm

MILWAUKEE — Angie Drobnic Holan, the editor of PolitiFact, and Tom Kertscher, PolitiFact Wisconsin reporter with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will be the featured guests in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Since it began in 2007, PolitiFact has focused on looking at specific statements made by politicians and rating them for accuracy. Today, it bills itself as the largest fact-checking organization in the United States. Holan leads the independent, non-profit organization comprised of editors and journalists. Then a reporter, she was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. Here in Milwaukee, Kertscher is the PolitiFact Wisconsin reporter fact-checking local politicians. During their visit to the Lubar Center, Holan and Kertscher will discuss how PolitiFact works, how it determines its content and ratings, and what role PolitiFact plays in an increasingly polarized political environment where facts often seem in dispute.

Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Organizations:

Recent Press Releases by Marquette University

Facebook marketing executive to speak at Marquette University

Michelle Morris, vice president of global marketing solutions for Facebook.

Marquette University

Marquette University biological sciences professor receives $1.2M NIH grant

NIH is the largest provider of public funds for research in the world, investing more than $32 billion annually to enhance life and reduce illness and disability.

Best-selling author and former USA Today editor-in-chief Joanne Lipman to speak at Marquette University on Feb. 21

One of the nation's leading journalists, Lipman most recently was chief content officer of Gannett, and editor-in-chief of USA Today and the USA Today Network.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us