GG Writers Share Their Best Practices
After nearly 30 years in journalism it’s ingrained in me to factcheck everything but when it comes to people’s memories, how do we do that?
The way I handle it is I look for public records to help with aiding the memory and, most importantly, have detailed endnotes that cite all of the sources I’ve used for each chapter (for my book Chasing Cosby my endnotes were more than 20 pages.) I also had endnotes for my second book, Victim F, and when my clients cited their account of something that had happened that involved other people I asked them to fact-check with the people who were in the scenes to make sure their memories were the same. We also checked against transcripts and public documents.