Scientific fact-checking for journalists on Kolabtree

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This video shows John Oliver discussing how and why media outlets so often report untrue or incomplete information as science.

Any journalist worth his byline needs to check his facts before getting his story into print. News or feature stories in the scientific or technical realm often require journalists to read up a significant amount of literature. However, on several occasions, it just isn’t possible for a journalist to run across various institutions or verify facts from numerous sources before completing a story. The pressures of 24×7 news and a fast-moving world seldom leave them with enough time to handle such tasks. Hence, journalists have to invariably turn to experts from various fields with access to the necessary resources.

As a result, journalists have increasingly come to rely on their contacts within academia to get relevant information for such stories. One of the major challenges while working on such assignments is that the right expert is not always available at the right time.

Tune into Kolabtree to get on demand access to experts from across hundreds of subjects. Pose your query or the information you’re looking for as a project and get to pick from proposals submitted by experts from the best institutions across the world. With over 1700 PhD-qualified freelance experts registered on Kolabtree, you can expect to be spoilt for choice.

What information do you need? Are you looking for an expert in a niche subject area?

Kolabtree provides you with the assurance of releasing payment to the expert only after you’re reasonably satisfied with the final output. Post your project on Kolabtree now!

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Minhaj manages operations at Kolabtree

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