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Amy Tardif

Highly experienced, award winning, and proven fact checker working in podcasting. I also have a deep public radio background in story script editing and voice coaching.
Member since 2021

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Amy is available for

fact checking story scripts and podcasts, script editing as well as a voice coaching.
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Voice

About Amy

Amy Tardif is an independent journalist who works as a fact-checker for various podcasts.  She helped the team from Michigan Radio and NPR win a Peabody Award and a Dupont Award as the fact-checker for the Believed podcast. She is a regular fact-checker for NPR’s Latino USA, where she worked on stories such as Puerto Crypto, Heavy Metal Edition, The Moving Border (pts 1 & 2) and City of Oil. She also works with Futuro Studios on Suave and Norco80 (co-produced by LAist Studios), as well as for Crooked Media's podcast based on Jason Rezaian’s book Prisoner. She also fact-checked New Hampshire Public Radio’s podcast Patient Zero about Lyme disease. Each script averages 9,000 words. Depending upon the team her role may also include checking for balance, organization, and missing logic.

She’s also editing for the Public Media Journalist Association Editor Corps – providing relief for stations during the pandemic. She's a former public radio news director where she also won a Peabody Award for her documentary Lucia’s Letter on human trafficking. She was the first woman in radio to Chair the Radio, TV, Digital News Association (RTDNA), and she served five years on the Public Radio News Director’s (now PMJA) Board. Amy served as a managing editor for NPR's Next Generation Radio Project four times. She’s a sought after voice coach and spent many years as a reporter, host, and producer in audio and video.

Experience

Skills

  • Voice Coaching
  • Story Editing
  • Research
  • Mentoring
  • Fact Checking
  • Voiceover

Previous Work

  • Fact Checking / Suave Podcast at Futuro Studios (March 2021)
  • Fact Checking / Norco80 Podcast at Futuro Studios / LAist Studios (February 2021)
  • Fact Checking / Prisoner Podcast at Crooked Media (December 2020)
  • Fact Checking / Stories & Podcasts at Latino USA (ongoing)
  • Fact Checking / Believed Podcast at Michigan Radio & NPR (December 2018)
  • Fact Checking / Patient Zero Podcast at New Hampshire Public Radio (October 2019)