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Bill Adair

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

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.

Bill Adair Videos

  • Live with PolitiFact's Bill Adair
    How does fact-checking a presidential debate work? Duke senior Amanda Lewellyn interviews Duke professor Bill Adair, the Knight Professor of the...
  • The Open Mind: A Post-Factual Democracy? - Bill Adair
    Bill Adair, creator of Politifact and Knight Professor of Journalism at Duke University, talks about whether truth is still informing public...
  • Old media ideas in a new media age: Bill Adair at TEDxPoynterInstitute
    Bill Adair's TEDxPoynterInstitute talk on June 1, 2012. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading,...

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  • How to book Bill Adair?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bill Adair for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Bill Adair, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bill Adair or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bill Adair?

    Booking fees for Bill Adair, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Adair, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill Adair?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Adair for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Adair for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill Adair or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Adair or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bill Adair is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Adair for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. 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, Burnie Burns, Matt Britton, Kent Brewster and Yoni Bloch. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Adair for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Bill Adair Speaker Videos

  • Live with PolitiFact's Bill Adair
    How does fact-checking a presidential debate work? Duke senior Amanda Lewellyn interviews Duke professor Bill Adair, the Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke and...
    The Open Mind: A Post-Factual Democracy? - Bill Adair
    Bill Adair, creator of Politifact and Knight Professor of Journalism at Duke University, talks about whether truth is still informing public discourse. (Taped: 07/14/16) Premiered in May 1956,...
  • Old media ideas in a new media age: Bill Adair at TEDxPoynterInstitute
    Bill Adair's TEDxPoynterInstitute talk on June 1, 2012. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events...

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