More than ever, diligent fact-checking before releasing a publication into the wild is absolutely essential in a media industry that is already awash with individuals and sources all claiming to be authoritative and reliable, not to mention the nefarious use of generative AI to spread misinformation. When I came across Adri Kotze’s piece for Media Makers Meet on the origins and future of fact-checking in US journalism, I was tickled to read that it was originally very much a woman’s job, and remained so for a long time. Now it’s a growth area much in demand – whatever your gender. Read more at: