#71 - Full Fact on fake news, Simon Pearson on writing obituaries - The Media Podcast with Olly Mann

We depart from the usual format this week to bring you two fascinating interviews about the craft of journalism: Mevan Babakar and Phoebe Arnold from Full Fact discuss the art of fact checking and its role in the digital age.

Olly also talks to the obituaries editor of the Times, Simon Pearson, on how to write the final word on a person's life. This is interview was first published on Olly's other, other podcast series The Modern Mann - but this has some bonus content especially for Media Podcast listeners. Enjoy!

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