MediaWise Fact-Checking 101 (Winter 2020/21)

$49.00 $29.95

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MediaWise Fact-Checking 101 (Winter 2020/21)

This one-hour course will introduce you to the tools and techniques you can use to fact-check information online and sort fact from fiction across social media platforms.

Overview

  • Learn the the basics of fact-checking the internet in one hour
  • Watch short videos and complete interactive activities to hone your critical thinking skills
  • Help slow the spread of misinformation online
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$49.00 $29.95

Learning Outcomes

You will learn:

  • Questions you should always ask yourself when you see a suspicious post
  • The difference between reporting, commentary and fact-checking
  • All the different definitions of misinformation, from clickbait to deepfakes
  • How to use the 3 most common fact-checking tools
  • What a fact-check looks like on different social media platforms
  • How to spot political ads on social media
Sale!

$49.00 $29.95

Overview

  • Learn the the basics of fact-checking the internet in one hour
  • Watch short videos and complete interactive activities to hone your critical thinking skills
  • Help slow the spread of misinformation online

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The internet is full of misinformation and disinformation, and it can be daunting to try and sort fact from fiction on social media. In this one hour fact-checking short course from Poynter’s MediaWise, you’ll learn the basics of misinformation, how to quickly fact-check suspicious posts, and how to identify even the sneakiest of online ads.

We will not be telling you how to feel about topics or issues. Instead, we will teach you how to identify digital misinformation and disinformation. Our goal is to help you make decisions that impact your life and your health, based on reliable, trustworthy information.

What is MediaWise?

MediaWise is a digital media literacy initiative led by The Poynter Institute. Our mission is to teach Americans of all ages how to sort fact from fiction online.

Questions?

If you need assistance, email us at info@newsu.org.

 

Time estimate: 1-2 hours

You can explore this lesson at your own pace. If you need a break, you can always pause and come back. Your progress will be saved, so you can pick up where you left off.

Who should sign up

This program is designed for anyone ages 18-22 who uses the internet and social media. This course is also useful for high school students and as a supplementary unit for civics, journalism or media literacy courses.

The course is a prerequisite to the MediaWise Fact-Checking Certificate (Winter 2020).

Cost

The value of this interactive, one-hour course is $49. Poynter is pleased to offer it at the discounted rate of $29.95.

Instructors

  • Alex Mahadevan
    Program Manager, MediaWise
    Alex Mahadevan is the program manager with the MediaWise project. He most recently worked as a data journalist at the personal finance startup The Penny...
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  • Heaven Taylor-Wynn
    Multimedia Reporter, MediaWise Project
    Heaven Taylor-Wynn is a digital journalist who joined MediaWise in 2019 shortly after graduating from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications. The...
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  • Alexa Volland
    Multimedia Reporter, MediaWise
    Alexa Volland is a multimedia reporter with the MediaWise project. Before joining Poynter, she was the web editor for the Tampa Bay Times' high school...
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  • Sean Marcus
    Publications Adviser, Teacher at Carrollwood Day School
    Sean Marcus has spent 20 years teaching high school in Tampa Bay, twelve in public schools and eight in local independent schools. He has taught...
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