We facilitate a fact-checking training workshop by taking standard fact-checking methodology and integrates it with best-practice lessons from interview techniques through ethics and safety. It also includes animated discussions around accuracy, responsibility, and bias in news coverage with lessons on identifying reliable sources in fact-checking, debunking viral misinformation, and deciding whether a statement is checkable.
The workshop is for Individuals interested in learning more about fact-checking; journalism students responsible for researching and verifying sources in their reporting and professional journalists responsible for researching and verifying sources in their reporting.
This workshop highlights journalistic and research fact-checking efforts around the world. It demonstrates best practices developed and tested by today’s fact-checking journalists, who face particular challenges posed by misleading rhetoric from bloggers or politicians and government officials and the use of social media platforms as launching sites for viral misinformation.