Don’t Get Fooled Again: Best Practices for Online Verification

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February 21, 2013 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Don’t Get Fooled Again: Best Practices for Online Verification
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$29.95
Originally Broadcast On:
February 21, 2013
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Misinformation, hoaxes and other erroneous information are rampant in today’s online information ecosystem. More than ever, a journalist must be know how to spot an online fake, track down the origins of an image or video, and determine the authenticity of a piece of information spreading on social media.

This Webinar will give you tools to root out hoaxes and show you how to verify content you find online.

What Will I Learn:
  • The principles of verification
  • How to verify content on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks
  • How to evaluate if a webpage is credible
  • The most common types of faked photos
  • Verification techniques for images and video
  • How leading news organizations verify user-generated content
  • The debunker’s toolkit: a collection of free services and tools that every journalist can use to root out fakes
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, editors, producers, fact-checkers and anyone who wants to know more about how to evaluate the information they read, see, hear or publish.

Course Instructor:

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman (@craigsilverman) is an entrepreneurial journalist and a leading expert on media errors, accuracy and verification. He is currently a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, and recently launched Emergent.info, a real-time rumor tracker.

Training Partner:

American Copy Editors Society (ACES)

The American Copy Editors Society (ACES) is a non-profit education and membership organization working toward the advancement of copy editors. Its aim is to provide solutions to editing problems, training and a place to discuss common issues.

ACES is an international members’ alliance of editors working at newspapers, magazines, websites, traditional media outlets and Fortune 500 companies, as well as freelance editors, students and professors. It is an organization built on the advocacy of editing as a craft vital to clear writing and reader advocacy.

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