New Yorker sent Scientologists 971 fact-checking queries

The magazine assigned five fact-checkers to Lawrence Wright's "Leaving Scientology" story. The journalist and a team from the New Yorker met for eight hours with four Church of Scientology lawyers and others to discuss the facts in the piece.

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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