unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation. Random House, 2007.

Cover of the book UnSpun finding facts in a world of disinformation at Annenberg School for Communication ASC UPenn
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Brooks Jackson

Americans are bombarded daily with mixed messages, half-truths, misleading statements, and out-and-out fabrications masquerading as facts. The news media–once the vaunted watchdogs of our republic–are often too timid or distracted to identify these deceptions.

unSpun is the secret decoder ring for the twenty-first-century world of disinformation. Written by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the founders of the acclaimed website FactCheck.org, unSpun reveals the secrets of separating facts from disinformation.