Top Journalist Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/journalist The latest Journalist IAmA's collected from Reddit JournalistWe are the Fact Checkers of The Washington Post, the ones who give out the Pinocchios. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6477/we-are-the-fact-checkers-of-the-washington-post Hello reddit! We are the Fact Checker team of The Washington Post. We rate statements by politicians from a range to one to four Pinocchios, one for being a minor shading of facts, and four for being an outright lie. If the statement is true, you get a rare Geppetto. You can read our entire fact checking history here.

The Fact Checker team consists of we three:

Hi I’m Glenn Kessler. I edit and write for The Fact Checker at The Washington Post. I’ve been doing this for seven years, after covering just about every building in Washington during a journalism career spanning more than three decades. My parents emigrated from the Netherlands and we always had 3 or 4 cats in our house. Find me on Twitter at @GlennKesslerWP.

I’m Michelle Ye Hee Lee. I was a reporter on Washington Post Fact Checker for the past three years. This week I started a new job here on the political investigations/enterprise team, focusing on money in politics. On Fact Checker, I wrote a lot about immigration, veterans, crime and abortion. I’m responsible for getting LOLcat gifs into The Fact Checker weekly newsletter. Find me on Twitter/Facebook/Insta/Snap: @myhlee

And I’m Meg Kelly, I produce videos and sometimes report for Washington Post Fact Checker. Before joining in May, I produced videos, photos and stories for NPR politics. We only have opinions on cats at the Fact Checker — and I’m the odd-woman out, I’m allergic. Find me on Twitter: @mmkelly22.

Here’s our proof. We’ll be getting started at noon. AMA!

EDIT: Typo, it's outright "lie," not law.

EDIT 2: We're done for now! Thank you r/iAMA for allowing us to do this, and thanks to you all for your curiosity and great questions! We may return later to answer some late questions. Have a great weekend!

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI just investigated how Wisconsin’s voter ID law blocked tens of thousands from polls & tipped the state to Trump. AMA • r/IAmA http://www.topiama.com/r/6474/i-just-investigated-how-wisconsins-voter-id-law Edit: Okay! Thanks r/IAmA for all your questions, it's now time for us to trudge home. Thank you for having us and we loved answering your questions.

Answering your questions today are senior reporters Shona Ghosh and Sam Shead, who have been following Transport for London’s surprise decision last month not to renew Uber’s license to operate in London. Catch up on all of our Uber coverage at uk.businessinsider.com. You can follow Business Insider UK on reddit, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/iaylqcmp6ssz.jpg

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Sewer worker round two! http://www.topiama.com/r/6449/sewer-worker-round-two First one was fun and I think a lot of people learned some awful and fun stuff about what goes on under their feet.

I'm an underground infastructure robotics technician and professional confined space work technician and this is my second ama, please don't dox me this time.

I'm also socially a brick wall so I'm sorry in advance if I let the it jokes float over my head, again.

Proof: https://imgur.com/YFawlV7

Ask me anything.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI’m Josh Lederman and I cover foreign policy for the AP. I’ve been reporting on what’s happening to U.S. officials in Cuba that would lead them to complain of mysterious medical symptoms. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6437/im-josh-lederman-and-i-cover-foreign-policy-for I'm Will Carless, a reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where I cover hate and extremism in the U.S. I recently embedded with anti-fascists and discovered that they have a "hit list" of alt-right activists, which they disseminate ahead of protests. Many of them believe that pre-emptive violence is the only way to shut down hate speech.

Read my latest: https://www.revealnews.org/article/antifa-has-a-rapid-response-team-that-targets-alt-right-organizers/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/yj1cela4fboz.jpg

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Wed, 04 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI'm Jonathan Cheng, WSJ's Korea bureau chief. I recently returned from a reporting trip to North Korea. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6430/im-jonathan-cheng-wsjs-korea-bureau-chief-i I'm Will Carless, a reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, where I cover hate and extremism in the U.S. I recently embedded with anti-fascists and discovered that they have a "hit list" of alt-right activists, which they disseminate ahead of protests. Many of them believe that pre-emptive violence is the only way to shut down hate speech.

Read my latest: https://www.revealnews.org/article/antifa-has-a-rapid-response-team-that-targets-alt-right-organizers/

Proof: https://i.redd.it/yj1cela4fboz.jpg

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI’m Dánica Coto, a Puerto Rico-based AP correspondent reporting on Hurricane Maria and doing my best to deal with everyday life on the island, my home for the past 10 years. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6431/im-danica-coto-a-puerto-ricobased-ap My name is Sean Stratton I am a 24 year old environmental scientist and I am currently running for New Jersey District 18 Assembly as the Green Party candidate. I’m here to talk to you about my political platform and the experience of running as a young adult and third party candidate.

I decided to run for office 5 months ago after a friend’s tap water test came back containing 82 ppb of lead. This led me to research the federal Lead and Copper Rule along with conducting Open Public Record Act requests (for anyone not in New Jersey this is called Freedom of Information) to my hometown and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. What I found was that my hometown was not sampling the correct locations as per the federal regulations and they were not providing the correct notification to residents who had their homes tested. From this I began to look at other towns and found that we have multiple towns and cities here in New Jersey that have breached the federal action level for lead in residential drinking water. 3 examples are Newark, Trenton, and Milltown. This is significant because even during the height of the Flint Michigan crisis, Flint never exceeded federal standards.

This is when I decided I would run for office; I believe that everyone has the right to clean drinking water and in order to provide this we need to drastically rebuild our infrastructure including our water distribution system. I also believe that every worker deserves a livable wage which is why I support increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour here in New Jersey. Finally, I believe that all citizens no matter how rich or how poor have the right to healthcare. I support universal healthcare and will push for a New Jersey single payer healthcare system.

Want to get involved? You can check out my Facebook page or Nationbuilder: https://www.facebook.com/Stratton4Assembly/ https://stratton4assembly.nationbuilder.com/

Proof

EDIT: Wow! 7 hours and I definitely got way more questions than anticipated! Was great talking with everyone and I definitely learned a lot! Remember to vote in your state and local elections, they're important!

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Sailor with over 10 years on board the US Navy's Hospital Ship USNS MERCY. Our sister ship USNS COMFORT is on the way to Puerto Rico to help in relief efforts. AM(almost)A! http://www.topiama.com/r/6426/iama-sailor-with-over-10-years-on-board-the-us I have spent the last 10+ years of my life making sure that USNS MERCY is ready to head to sea for Combat Casualty Care, Humanitarian Assistance, or Disaster Relief.

I am an IT expert, former Active Duty Sailor, Amateur Radio Operator, Rugby and Hockey Player, and Land Rover Devotee.

USNS COMFORT left Norfolk, VA today to be a Level One Trauma Center and specialty referral center for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean at large.

Here is USNS MERCY: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/516700/usns-mercy-mission-and-overview-4k

Here is USNS COMFORT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JNNYaINshQ

Here is the New York Times reporting on board the Comfort: https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/americas/1247466712758/saving-lives-on-the-u-s-n-s-comfort.html

Mods, I am more than willing to provide proof via a private method, please let me know how.

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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI've been to North Korea 8 times over 12 years. Ask me anything. Headline: I made a documentary about exploring the border between China and North Korea - where tensions run high. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6401/ive-been-to-north-korea-8-times-over-12-years-ask To this day, North Korea is the most isolated country in the world. I have been to North Korea eight times in the past 12 years. But on this trip, I wanted to explore the country's 880-mile border with China. Watch my ABC News documentary to see a glimpse inside the reclusive country from just across the river in China. http://abcnews.go.com/International/north-koreas-border-china-uneasy-alliance-fear-war/story?id=49565580

Proof: https://twitter.com/BobWoodruff/status/910601724951453698

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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 0:00:00 EDT
MusicHi! I'm Stanton Moore, Drummer for Galactic & Founder of the Stanton Moore Drum Academy, Ask Me Anything!! http://www.topiama.com/r/6235/hi-im-stanton-moore-drummer-for-galactic-founder Thanks for all the good questions, guys. Catch you another day ...

Hey everyone, I’m Entertainment Weekly’s senior writer Anthony Breznican. This week’s double issue is one of our biggest of the year—our annual San Diego Comic-Con preview—and my cover story this week is an exclusive first look from the set of “Black Panther.” It’s on newsstands now and you can check some of it out on EW.com here: http://ew.com/movies/2017/07/12/black-panther-ew-cover/.

I cover a wide range of books, movies, and TV shows — plus, I will be at SDCC next week. I also write fiction (I’m part of a YA short-story collection called "Behind the Song" that’s out in September, featuring tales inspired by famous songs.) Ask me anything about Black Panther, what it’s like to cover Comic-Con, and whatever else you can think of. That’s why they call this AMA.

You can also find me elsewhere on Twitter at @breznican.

Proof: https://twitter.com/breznican/status/887003676052774912

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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Someone who went to school with "Casey Price", the 29 yr old man who posed as a 12 yr old boy http://www.topiama.com/r/6231/ama-request-someone-who-went-to-school-with-casey Thanks for all the good questions, guys. Catch you another day ...

Hey everyone, I’m Entertainment Weekly’s senior writer Anthony Breznican. This week’s double issue is one of our biggest of the year—our annual San Diego Comic-Con preview—and my cover story this week is an exclusive first look from the set of “Black Panther.” It’s on newsstands now and you can check some of it out on EW.com here: http://ew.com/movies/2017/07/12/black-panther-ew-cover/.

I cover a wide range of books, movies, and TV shows — plus, I will be at SDCC next week. I also write fiction (I’m part of a YA short-story collection called "Behind the Song" that’s out in September, featuring tales inspired by famous songs.) Ask me anything about Black Panther, what it’s like to cover Comic-Con, and whatever else you can think of. That’s why they call this AMA.

You can also find me elsewhere on Twitter at @breznican.

Proof: https://twitter.com/breznican/status/887003676052774912

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Thu, 20 Jul 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistWe are David Kirkpatrick and Danny Hakim from The New York Times, and we've been investigating what was behind the fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Ask Us Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6182/we-are-david-kirkpatrick-and-danny-hakim-from-the Hi, I'm Steve Brown, the real estate editor of The Dallas Morning News. I've covered the beat in North Texas since 1980, following the fall and meteoric rise of one of the most vibrant housing markets in the country.

I'm also the 2017 chair of the National Association of Real Estate Editors, who met a few weeks ago for our annual conference in Las Vegas. Ask me anything!

Replies will be tagged "-SB"

Proof: https://i.redd.it/5hl527hphg6z.jpg

And that's it, all! Thanks for joining us for another great AMA. For more Reddit happenings from The Dallas Morning News, be sure to follow us at u/dallasmorningnews

And if you want to keep up with Steve, follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his Real Estate Newsletter.

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Fri, 30 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistWe're food reporters who just spent two weeks eating at steakhouses all over Alabama to find the best one. (And can still fit into our pants!) Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6172/were-food-reporters-who-just-spent-two-weeks Hi, we're Vanessa Lavorato, Ry Prichard and Abdullah Saeed, the hosts of BONG APPÉTIT. Each week, we invite chefs on to make an amazing cannabis-infused meal and invite people over to join us for a one-of-a-kind dinner party. Each of us has a background in working or cooking with cannabis - we want to answer YOUR questions about weed and food!

BONG APPÉTIT is on VICELAND Wednesdays at 10:30p.

Proof:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ImYourKid/status/877329286637785089

https://instagram.com/p/BVlTT4mARAA/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVlCztTApSz/?hl=en

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistI’m Bill Hudson, a reporter for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. I was in the courtroom when the Officer Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter after he shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/6159/im-bill-hudson-a-reporter-for-wccotv-in The shooting of Philando Castille gained national attention when the aftermath was streamed live on Facebook – promoting protests in the Twin Cities and across the county. After days of deliberations, the jury found the officer involved in the shooting not guilty on all counts. I’ve been a reporter with WCCO-TV since 1989, and covered this trial since it started. Ask me all of your questions about the trial, testimonies and verdict reactions. For background, here’s WCCO’s full story on the trial: http://cbsloc.al/2s3kz2f as well as a timeline from the shooting to the trial: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/06/14/timeline-philando-castile-jeronimo-yanez/

Update - Thank you everyone for your very thoughtful questions. Very engaging discussion and one I am sure will continue for a long time. I have to be honest and tell you this was among the most difficult trials I have covered in my career. Nobody feels good about the situation! Thank you all.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/e2uzg9ur5v4z.jpg

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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
I rowed across the Atlanitc AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6132/i-rowed-across-the-atlanitc-ama In December of 2015 I rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with a friend from college. It took us 58 days 5 hours and 6 minutes. All questions are welcome! -Also, apparently I can't spell. Sorry for the title.

Me Proof and More proof YouTube Imgur1 Imgur2

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Sun, 11 Jun 2017 0:00:00 EDT
We are the creators of narwhal for reddit on iOS AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6075/we-are-the-creators-of-narwhal-for-reddit-on-ios /u/charliewonders and myself are the developer/designer duo behind narwhal for reddit (http://getnarwhal.com/) /r/getnarwhal

We saw the request in https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/6d1b1l/ama_request_those_who_have_created_the_more/dhzxtb2/?context=3 and we are here to answer any questions you have!

We launched narwhal for reddit a couple years ago as a fresh design take on reddit for iOS 7. Since then, we've been improving it to be a gesture-based efficient and simple viewer of all reddit content

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Wed, 24 May 2017 0:00:00 EDT