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Brooke Borel

About Brooke Borel

Brooke Borel is a journalist and author. She’s the articles editor at Undark and project lead at the Fact-Checking Project at the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT. She has also written for Popular Science, where she is a contributing editor, as well as BuzzFeed News, the Guardian, the Atlantic, Scientific American, FiveThirtyEight, Slate, and others. The Alicia Patterson Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have funded her work. She teaches writing at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University and speaks on journalism and fact-checking both nationally and internationally. In 2019, her Scientific American article “Clicks, Lies and Videotape” received the American Society for Journalists and Authors award for Outstanding Science or Technology Article, and it was also a finalist for the National Academies Communication Awards. Her work has been anthologized in “What Future” and her books are “Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World” and “The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking,” both from the University of Chicago Press.

Brooke Borel Sessions