W. Gardner Selby

Editor, PolitiFact Texas, Austin American-Statesman

W. Gardner SelbyTwitter: @PolitiFactTexas
W. Gardner Selby, incidentally born in London, edits the fact-checking PolitiFact Texas project teaming reporters and editors from the Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News. For more than 30 years, he’s mostly worked for newspapers in Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and Washington, D.C., covering beats ranging from dairy farming to higher education to city government to state politics and government. After debuting as the American-Statesman’s chief political writer, he helped the newspaper launch the first state-level version of PolitiFact in 2010. Segments about the fact checks air on Austin’s KUT FM, Spectrum News’s Capital Tonight and on the groundbreaking statewide public radio program, the Texas Standard. He fervently hopes you follow @PolitiFactTexas on Twitter, where fact checks burst first.

Selby is the chair for Fact checking: The international trend of verifying public discourse” at ISOJ 2017 (April 21 at 9:30 a.m.)

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