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Allison Baker

Journalist in Residence


    Allison Baker is the head of research at The Walrus magazine in Tkaronto. Since 2016, she has produced Mi’kmaq Matters, a podcast about the Mi’kmaw people, politics, land, and water of Newfoundland. In fall 2018, she helped launch The Walrus Fact-Checking, an initiative created with The Walrus in response to the growing awareness of misinformation online. She is the in-house copy editor and fact checker at Xtra Magazine and has fact-checked for The Walrus, Toronto Life, NPR, Canadaland, and Precedent, among others. She also fact-checked Eternity Martis’ bestselling memoir, They Said This Would Be Fun (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) and Tara Henley’s Lean Out: A Meditation on the Madness of Modern Life (Penguin RandomHouse, 2020). From 2019-2021, she was a program officer at Historica Canada, where she worked with academic and community consultants to create multimedia content and educational guides, including the podcast series Residential Schools. In partnership with Viviane Fairbank, Carleton University’s Future of Journalism Initiative, and The Walrus, Allison is a 2021 Michener-L. Richard O’Hagan Fellow, working to produce a free, digital curriculum and a book about fact-checking longform journalism in the post-truth era.