How to be an expert fact-checker

Professional fact-checkers—people who make sure newspaper articles and magazine stories are correct before they're published—say that looking beyond the story is the real secret to finding the truth. Use these truth-telling tips from the Nat Geo Kids book Breaking the News to know if what you're reading is for real.

From the Nat Geo Kids book Breaking the News: What's Real, What's Not, and Why the Difference Matters by Robin Terry, revised for digital by Laura Goertzel

Teachers, download the educator's guide.