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 also been the sole checker for every episode of all seasons of the podcast, “How To.”
Additionally, I frequently fact-check articles for The Appeal, Bolts, Rest of World, Audubon, and Texas Monthly, and I have fact-checked for The Intercept, Foreign Affairs, High Country News, Public Health Watch, and PBS’s Frontline.
In 2023, I checked McKay Coppins’s Romney: A Reckoning, an account of Mitt Romney’s life based on exclusive interviews and personal journals. I also checked Rebecca Clarren’s The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota, and 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 checked Burkhard Bilger’s Fatherland: A Memoir of War, Conscience and Family Secrets, a book about his grandfather’s experience in Alsace as a Nazi Party leader during World War II. In 2020, I checked the prologue, essay introductions, and epilogue in The Atlantic’s book, The American Crisis: What Went Wrong. How We Recover.
Some articles I fact-checked include: