What Fact Checkers Do and Why The Role is So Important

Fact checkers are more essential to journalism than ever

Robert McGuire, currently publisher and editor of Nation1099.com, and owner of McGuire Editorial & Consulting, once worked as a reporter at weekly newspaper publisher, Community Newspapers, Inc. One thing that’s stuck with McGuire from his tenure at the paper, was the authority of the staff’s junior-level fact-checker. “She could pull the brake on the train…