First Draft offers online course on coronavirus infodemic [Worldwide]

Posted on Apr 10, 2020 in COVID-19 Reporting

Newsroom and communications professionals tackling the challenge posed by the coronavirus infodemic can access this online course.

First Draft has launched “Covering coronavirus: An online course for journalists”  to help slow the spread of misinformation and produce credible and reliable coverage.

The two-hour course covers how to understand information disorder: how and why false information spreads; how to monitor for coronavirus-related information on the social web; the main tools and techniques for verifying content online; best practices to slow down the spread of misinformation; and how to look after your own mental health while covering a pandemic.

Registration is free and ongoing.