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Poynter's NewsU hosts free course on fact-checking [Worldwide]

Poynter's NewsU hosts free course on fact-checking [Worldwide]

Posted on February 10, 2017

Journalists and others who want to learn basic fact-checking skills and best practices can attend this webinar.

News University, the Poynter Institute e-learning project, is offering "Fact-Checking: How to Improve Your Skills in Accountability Journalism." It is a self-directed course, and can be started and completed at any time.

Participants will learn the process of fact-checking; common mistakes and how to avoid them; how to identify and assess credible sources; how to find funding sources for their fact-checking product; how to reach and respond to audiences; best practices for live fact-checking; and more.

The instructors are Alexios Mantzarlis, director of International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, and Jane Elizabeth, senior manager of the Accountability Journalism Program at the American Press Institute.

The course is free thanks to the support of the Democracy Fund, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Omidyar Network, the Rita Allen Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

For more information, click here.