Fact checking: Best of the Midwest

Fact checking: Best of the Midwest

I fact-checked the following stories for Best of the Midwest 2012, Midwest Living’s annual summer travel guide. I contacted each location mentioned to verify the text and photos, as well as state and regional tourism contacts to verify the general information.

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The missing spread: This is the original North Dakota document I fact checked in its entirety — two pages of content ended up getting cut from the publication. I briefly felt like an expert on North Dakota after this project.

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Used with permission from Midwest Living® magazine. ©2012 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

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  • […] Fact checking: calling every business mentioned in a story, as well as travel professionals, to make sure all the information was correct. A typical fact-checking assignment might include 80-100 sources. Examples: Best of the Midwest.  […]

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