Matter of Fact: Check the Facts

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In a first-of-its-kind Utah event, Weber State University students enrolled in investigative journalism, policy debate, broadcasting and political science courses will collaborate to keep Rep. Rob Bishop (R), Lee Castillo (D) and Eric Eliason (U) honest with real-time fact checking during the Utah 1st Congressional District debate.


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The debate will be streamed on Facebook Live along with fact-checking updates by WSU student groups evaluating political statements and rhetoric.

Get notified when the debate goes live by liking the Center for Community Engaged Learning on Facebook.

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Student Groups Checking Facts

  • The Department of Communication’s Investigative Journalism class, a course that examines research techniques and discusses ways to use the law to access information.
  • The Signpost, Weber State University’s award-winning student-run newspaper in the Department of Communication.
  • Weber State Debate, Weber State University’s award-winning debate team.
  • The American Democracy Project, which works on preparing the next generation of informed and engaged citizens and produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens.
  • Studio 76, Weber State’s student-run video-production firm, in the Department of Communication.
  • The Department of Communication’s Broadcast Journalism class, which teaches practical broadcast news techniques.
  • Ogden Peak Communications, Weber State University’s student-run public relations firm, in the Department of Communication.


If you are a student wanting to participate in the fact checking or if you need to request accommodations in relation to a disability, contact Teresa Martinez at

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