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 AppealBoltsRest of World, Audubon, and Texas Monthly, and I have fact-checked for The InterceptForeign Affairs, High Country News, Public Health Watch, The New York Times, and PBS’s Frontline.

In 2024, I checked several chapters of Peter Godfrey-Smith’s forthcoming Living on Earth: Forests, Corals, Consciousness, and the Making of the World, a philosophical and scientific exploration of life’s impact on our planet. I also checked Amanda Becker’s forthcoming You Must Stand Up: The Fight for Abortion Rights in Post-Dobbs America, a chronicle of the U.S.’s first year without Roe v. Wade. 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 of The Atlantic’s book, The American Crisis: What Went Wrong. How We Recover.

Some articles I fact-checked include:

“Edgar Allan Poe’s Other Obsession”
by Daniel Engber

“The Tyranny of the Female-Orgasm Industrial Complex”
by Katharine Smyth

“Human History Gets a Rewrite”
by William Deresiewicz

“The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything”
by James Fallows

“How the Coronavirus Became an American Catastrophe”
by Alexis C. Madrigal and Robinson Meyer

“When a Family Separation Becomes Permanent”
by Chris Outcalt

“American Caudillo”
by Luis Alberto Urrea

“How Science Beat the Virus”
by Ed Yong

“The New Reconstruction”
by Adam Serwer

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