I regularly check long-form articles, including legally sensitive ones, for The Atlantic’s website and print magazine. To do so, I often confirm story details with different sources, assess scholarly research from various academic disciplines, and inspect court documents. I have been the sole checker for every episode of both seasons of the podcast, “How To.” I also check every installment of Arthur C. Brooks’s column, “How to Build a Life.”
Additionally, I frequently fact-check articles for The Appeal, Bolts, Rest of World, and Texas Monthly, and I have fact-checked forThe Intercept, Foreign Affairs, and Audubon magazine.
In 2023, I checked McKay Coppins’s forthcoming Romney: A Reckoning, an account of Mitt Romney’s life based on exclusive interviews and personal journals. I also checked Rebecca Clarren’s forthcoming An American Inheritance, an investigation into the 20th-century federal policies that gave her ancestors land in South Dakota at a great cost to their Lakota neighbors. In 2022, I worked as a checker for Burkhard Bilger, a staff writer at The New Yorker, who is publishing Fatherland, a book about his grandfather’s experience in Alsace during World War II. In 2020, I checked the interstitial material for The Atlantic’s book, The American Crisis. This involved checking the introductions to each of the 39 essays in the collection, as well as its prologue and epilogue.
Some articles I fact-checked include: