Magazines Some stories are fact-checked, not all. Newspapers You are on your own to validate everything in your story. Copy editors may check easily verifiable facts, but you are on your own. Always consider these basic questions to remind you about the accuracy, source, authority, timeliness, clarity and attribution in your reporting from Barbara Oliver, former Director of Research at The New York Times: Sez who? – What or who is your source? Who are these guys? – What is the source’s authority, what do they do? How is the sausage made? – What were variables that could affect any conclusions that you make? What do I fact-check? proper names place names references to time, distance, date, season physical descriptions references to the sex of anyone described…