Hands-on Fact-checking: A Short Course

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Hands-on Fact-checking: A Short Course

“Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course” was created by the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute and the American Press Institute, and funded by the Google News Initiative. Designed for college students as a self-directed course or as a resource for classroom instructors, the approximately 90-minute course includes lessons on identifying reliable sources in fact-checking, debunking viral misinformation, and deciding whether a statement is really checkable.

Overview

  • Originally broadcast on April 2, 2018, the date of the second International Fact-Checking Day
  • This 90-minute course includes lessons on identifying reliable sources in fact-checking and debunking misinformation
  • ISBN: 978-1-956384-04-8

$14.95

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Learning Outcomes

What you will learn:

  • What types of statements can be fact-checked
  • Questions to ask when verifying content
  • What tools are available to help validate photos

$14.95

Overview

  • Originally broadcast on April 2, 2018, the date of the second International Fact-Checking Day
  • This 90-minute course includes lessons on identifying reliable sources in fact-checking and debunking misinformation
  • ISBN: 978-1-956384-04-8

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“Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course” was created by Poynter’s News University and the American Press Institute, and funded by Google News Lab. Designed for college students as a self-directed course or as a resource for classroom instructors, the approximately 90-minute course includes lessons on identifying reliable sources in fact-checking, debunking viral misinformation, and deciding whether a statement is really checkable.

The course opened on April 2, 2018, the date of the second International Fact-Checking Day which highlights journalistic and research fact-checking efforts around the world. This course demonstrates best practices developed and tested by today’s fact-checking journalists, who face particular challenges posed by misleading rhetoric from politicians and government officials and the use of social media platforms as launching sites for viral misinformation.

We’d like to thank fact-checkers and other journalists and researchers across the globe for their work on the stories, videos, studies and advice included in this course.  We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to your feedback. For more news and information about fact-checking and accountability journalism, subscribe to our newsletter, follow Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network, and find resources at API’s BetterNews.org.

“Hands-On Fact-Checking: A Short Course” was created by the International Fact-Checking Network at the Poynter Institute and the American Press Institute, and funded by the Google News Initiative. Designed for college students as a self-directed course or as a resource for classroom instructors, the approximately 90-minute course includes lessons on identifying reliable sources in fact-checking, debunking viral misinformation, and deciding whether a statement is really checkable.

The course opened on April 2, 2018, the date of the second International Fact-Checking Day which highlights journalistic and research fact-checking efforts around the world.

Who should take this course:

  • Individuals interested in learning more about fact-checking
  • Journalism students responsible for researching and verifying sources in their reporting
  • Professional journalists responsible for researching and verifying sources in their reporting

Cost:

The cost is $14.95.

Instructors

  • Alexios Mantzarlis
    Policy advisor, Google
    Alexios Mantzarlis has spent the better part of the past decade working on fact-checking and the challenge of online misinformation. Mantzarlis is currently working on...
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  • Jane Elizabeth
    Media consultant
    Jane Elizabeth, a media consultant, is the former managing editor of The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun in North Carolina. She has been an...
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