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News Verification

News Verification


From: 07/08/2022 - 09/08/2022

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Category: Digital Skills

6200QAR / 1699USD



• One year of experience in journalism and media.
• A high school diploma, preferably a university degree in journalism, media or humanities.
• Good knowledge of various digital platforms.

Course Description

The phenomenon of misinformation and false news is not new, but its impact and circulation, especially through open sources, particularly social media and messaging apps, make the task of verifying content essential for journalists, researchers, and anyone dealing with information from open sources, regardless of its origin or source.
This training course enables participants to understand the basic principles of exploring content published on open sources, verifying it, and using it ethically. It also covers the implementation of effective workflow tasks in the newsroom.

Course Objective

By the end of this course, participants will:
• Deal with news sources and verify them effectively.
• Use news gathering and verification tools.
• Identify and implement a workflow plan.

Course Outline

• The news system in this era:
- Misinformation in the news.
- Sensitive contexts: elections, natural disasters, protests.
- Importance and need for news verification.

• Newsgathering and verification from open sources and verifying news:
- Basic skills for discovering and verifying content.
- Digital tools and resources.
- Monitoring and gathering news from social media platforms and verifying news.

• Workflow development:
- Identify newsroom needs.
- Identify roles.
- Designing a workflow plan, selecting and training the relevant team.

Course Benefits

• A graduation certificate by Aljazeera Media Institute.