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December 19, 2016
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Fake News Prompts Knight Foundation to Offer $1.5 Million Matching Gift

Bridgit Bowden / Wisconsin Public Radio

Managing Editor Dee Hall and intern Abigail Becker fact check an investigation at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, which is one of the nonprofit news groups that will benefit from the Knight Foundation’s matching gift.

As some nonprofit news organizations report five- and six-figure spikes in contributions amid concerns about the rise of "fake news," the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation said Monday it is matching up to $1.5 million in donations made up until...

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