contemporary investigative journalists and fact-checkers who have gained recognition for their work combating misinformation as of my last training cut-off in September 2021:
- Glenn Kessler – Editor and chief writer for The Fact Checker at The Washington Post.
- Daniel Dale – Reporter for CNN, well-known for fact-checking political figures.
- Maggie Haberman – White House correspondent for The New York Times, known for her in-depth reporting and analysis.
- Brian Stelter – CNN’s chief media correspondent and the host of “Reliable Sources,” where he often addresses misinformation in media.
- Jane Lytvynenko – Senior reporter for BuzzFeed News, specializing in misinformation, disinformation, and conspiracy theories.
- Craig Silverman – Media editor for BuzzFeed News, known for his fact-checking and fake news analysis.
- Brandy Zadrozny – Reporter for NBC News, where she covers misinformation, extremism, and the internet.
- Ben Collins – Reporter for NBC News, often works with Zadrozny to cover disinformation and extremism.
- Oliver Darcy – Senior media reporter for CNN, focusing on disinformation and the intersection of media and politics.
- Raju Narisetti – Global publishing editor at McKinsey & Company and former senior vice president of strategy at News Corp, known for his work on media ethics and misinformation.
- Judd Legum – Founder of Popular Information, a newsletter dedicated to political accountability.
- Renee DiResta – Technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, she investigates the spread of malign narratives across social networks, and assists policymakers in understanding and responding to the problem.
- PolitiFact Staff – PolitiFact is an American nonprofit project operated by the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida, with offices there and in Washington, D.C. It began in 2007 as a project of the Tampa Bay Times (then the St. Petersburg Times), with reporters and editors from the newspaper and its affiliated news media partners reporting on the accuracy of statements made by elected officials, candidates, their staffs, lobbyists, interest groups, and others involved in U.S. politics.
- Kim Zetter – An award-winning, senior staff reporter at Wired covering cybercrime, privacy, and security.
- Rasmus Kleis Nielsen – Director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Professor of Political Communication at the University of Oxford, known for his work analyzing trends in digital, social, and mobile news.
- Matt Taibbi – American author, journalist, and podcaster. He has reported on finance, media, politics, and sports.
- Zach Weissmueller – Reporter, Producer at Reason TV
- Nick Gillespie – Editor at large at Reason, the libertarian magazine of “free minds and free markets.”
These journalists and fact-checkers use various methods, from traditional reporting to the use of technology and social media analytics, to investigate and combat misinformation.