How to Fact Check The Atlantic
A fact-checker at The Atlantic walks readers through her process for fact-checking a passage from the feature story, “What ISIS Really Wants.”
In Praise of Radically Transparent Journalism
An interview with Margaret Sullivan from the Washington Post, in which she calls for more transparency in journalism.
Checking Facts in Nonfiction
Host Lynn Neary explores fact-checking — or the lack thereof — in nonfiction books.
Checking in on Fact-Checking
The team at On the Media discusses fact-checking with Ira Glass, Peter Canby, Chris Turpin, and Craig Silverman.
Host Ira Glass interviews confronts contributor Mike Daisey for fabricating portions of one of the program’s episodes.
If a Story is Viral, Truth May Be Taking a Beating
Journalists at The New York Times dig into the problems that viral online stories pose for verification and fact-checking.
A celebrated writer explores one of the most infamous modern cases of fabrication in journalism: Stephen Glass, who made up many of his best stories at The New Republic in the late 1990s — and even went so far as to create elaborate fake sources, including fake websites and people. (This magazine piece was made into a movie by the same name in 2003.)
Hello, My Name is Stephen Glass, and I’m Sorry
One of Stephen Glass’s former colleagues and friends revisits his fabrication scandal.
Der Spiegel Made Up Stories. How Can It Regain Readers’ Trust?
The German magazine Der Spiegel is well known for its large fact-checking team, but in 2019 one of its star journalists was exposed as having fabricated multiple stories. This article story digs into the scandal.
Daniel Radcliffe and the Art of the Fact-Check
In preparation for his role in “The Lifespan of A Fact,” a Broadway show adapted from the 2012 book of the same name, Daniel Radcliffe learned how to fact-check at The New Yorker.
The Hidden Signs that can Reveal a Fake Photo
Fake photos are rampant on the internet, and they especially circulate after big news events such as natural disasters. Learn tips on spotting the fakes with this article.
A classic read on fact-checking, which gives insight into not only the storied fact-check department at The New Yorker, but also the lengths a checker may go to confirm an anecdote — and how things can occasionally go wrong.
The Pocket Guide to Bullshit Prevention
Any journalist or editor would do well to remember these steps, which are conveniently listed in a pocket-shaped chart to tuck in your back pocket.
The State of Fact-Checking in Journalism
A report on the how and where fact-checking functions at publications that cover science, health, tech, or the environment — including general interest outlets.
The Verification Handbook Series
A book series edited by BuzzFeed News reporter Craig Silverman that provides helpful tips on verification for emergency coverage, investigative reporting, disinformation, and media manipulation.
Fact-Checking at The New Yorker
An overview of fact-checking by the head of the fact-checking department at The New Yorker.
The Fact-Checker’s Bible: A Guide to Getting It Right
This brief book pulls together fact-checking tips from a former New Yorker and New York Times Magazine fact-checker.
The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking
Part guide for new fact-checkers and part overview of fact-checking in the modern media landscape, this book pulls from interviews and surveys with dozens of fact-checkers and journalists from The New Yorker, The Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Popular Science, National Geographic, Vogue, CBS, This American Life, and more.