How do you know what you know?
Fact checking is part of my own reporting process, built out of necessity (newsrooms where publishing timelines and cultures meant no fact-checking support) and principle (nothing makes me more frustrated than a beautiful narrative-driven story with errors that could have been easily-checked.)
I’ve fact-checked for colleagues in similar positions, and as an editor for both contemporary and historical pieces. In each instance, I’m using my reporting and deep research skills to provide assurance that even the smallest of detail is rooted in reality and can be backed up by primary sources.
I’ve also sharped my skills as a fact-checker by attending the Knight Science Journalism Project at MIT’s Advanced Fact-Checking Workshop.
Want to work with me as a fact-checker? Email tkb at taylorkatebrown dot com or fill out the form below: