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Bill Adair

Bill Adair

Keynote Speaker: Creator of Pulitzer Prize-Winning "PolitiFact"; Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism & Public Policy

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Bill Adair Biography

Bill Adair is the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism & Public Policy and the Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.

One of 25 Knight Chairs at universities around the country, Adair's research and teaching focuses on fact-checking and accountability journalism.

The creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact, Adair has been recognized as a leader in fact-checking and digital media. He worked for 24 years as a reporter and editor for the Tampa Bay Times (formerly the St. Petersburg Times) and served as the paper’s Washington Bureau Chief from 2004 to 2013. He launched PolitiFact in 2007 and built it into the largest fact-checking effort in history, with affiliates in 11 states. In 2013, he managed the site’s first international expansion with the launch of PolitiFact Australia. He is the co-founder of the International Fact-Checking Network, the global association of fact-checking organizations.

Adair has lectured about fact-checking and new media at conferences and universities around the world, including SXSW, TEDx Poynter, Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Texas, Louisiana State University, the College of William & Mary, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Shanghai International Studies University, the University of Sydney, Netzwerk Recherche in Germany and the International Festival of Journalism in Italy. He has made hundreds of appearances on television and radio on programs such as the Today Show, Nightline, Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Reliable Sources, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and the Colbert Report.

His awards include the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (with the PolitiFact staff), the Manship Prize for New Media in Democratic Discourse and the Everett Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress.

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Bill Adair Videos

Live with PolitiFact's Bill Adair
The Open Mind: A Post-Factual Democracy? - Bill Adair
Old media ideas in a new media age: Bill Adair at TEDxPoynterInstitute

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Bill Adair is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Technology and Social Media.

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Bill Adair is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Technology and Social Media. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Adair for live events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Bill Adair generally travels from Durham, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Rohit Bhargava, Matt Britton and Eric LeMarque. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Adair for an upcoming event.

Bill Adair Videos

Live with PolitiFact's Bill Adair
The Open Mind: A Post-Factual Democracy? - Bill Adair
Old media ideas in a new media age: Bill Adair at TEDxPoynterInstitute
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