Reality Check is a new blog by Polly Curtis which has been launched by the Guardian today "to investigate the truth behind the biggest stories of the day" and aims to get readers to help with information and comment.
The first Reality Check is looking at the impact Michael Gove's new free schools will have on neighbouring comprehensives and academies.
Polly Curtis has posted: "We want to navigate through the evidence and try and reach some sensible conclusions using both traditional forms of journalism and in dialogue with our readers."
I am a freelance journalist based in the UK and was deputy editor of Press Gazette, the journalists' magazine, from 1993 until 2006. I want to give an independent view on media matters.
You can contact me with stories, ideas and comments by email at email@example.com You can also follow me on Twitter @jonslattery