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Gordon Farrer

RMIT ABC Fact Check
Chief academic investigator
Melbourne
Gordon Farrer is chief academic investigator for RMIT ABC Fact Check and a lecturer in the RMIT School of Media and Communication’s journalism program. Before moving into academia he was a journalist for more than 25 years, having worked in the magazine and newspaper industries in production, editing and writing. During more than 13 years at The Age newspaper, in Melbourne, he held roles such as editor of Green Guide, Technology editor, Focus page editor, Opinion and Letters editor and Graphics editor. Gordon’s academic research focuses on fact-checking operations as an expertise-based expression of a professional philosophy of journalism (the subject of his in-progress PhD).