• Research and Fact Checking

    Fact-checking is at the heart of any publication. If the facts don’t line up, the integrity and quality of a work is undermined. And in our online world, checking the facts is more important than ever before.


    At N2, we are committed to the factual accuracy of anything and everything. We have a team of highly experienced fact-checkers, who have worked on critically acclaimed, best-selling books and for top publications like the New Yorker and the Guardian, covering a vast range of topics.


    The degree of fact-checking can vary, from re-interviewing sources and replicating statistical findings to simply double checking all of your charts and data to ensure consistency and accuracy (you'd be surprised how often that turns up problems). Our team can tailor the depth of their research to fit your needs and ensure that nothing but the truth gets published.

    Madeleine Baverstam

    Madeleine Baverstam is an editor and writer with N2. She previously spent five years as a fact-checker at the New Yorker magazine, where she also writes. She fact-checked Jeffrey Toobin’s book American Heiress, about the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, and worked as a researcher for David Grann. Madeleine studied history and literature at Harvard.

    Lizzie Presser

    Lizzie Presser is a journalist whose writing on government policy has appeared in The Guardian, Harper’s, and Politico, among many others. She has researched and fact-checked for A Path Appears, the New York Times best-selling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, and for the award-winning PBS documentary Half the Sky. She has an MPhil in public policy from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar, and a BA from Princeton University. She's also an unlicensed haircutter and occasional acrobalancer.

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