Online Training on FACT-CHECKING & INFORMATION VERIFICATION PRACTICUM
Strating September 14
This is a course where participants will learn about challenges of interpreting data and information, and the impetus on objectivity, how Western media traditionally build trust with an audience, how today's media environment changes the mechanics of trust and attention, and how to verify online content and forge trust with digital audiences.


OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this practicum, journalists will be able to:
Understand the forces and factors affecting how information flows in the digital environment
Analyze social media sharing and web traffic patterns of content
Perform verification of online photos and videos, as well as websites and social media accounts
Use open source software for data mapping to compare or contrast data sets
Sweep widely in order to generate multiple source points for data needed for the story
Utilize transparency and other approaches to build trust with the public.
Meet our instructors
Liuba Șevciuc
Investigative Journalist
Co-Founder at CU SENS
Olga Ceaglei
Investigative Journalist
Journalist at Rise.md
Co-Founder at CU SENS
Course program
September 15–22
September 14
16.00 –18.00 pm
September 14
16.00 –18.00 pm
Module 1:
Olga Ceaglei
The role and place of a fact-checker in an editorial office. International standards. What is and what is not proof accepted by the fact-checker. Case studies.
September 15
16.00 –18.00 pm
September 15
16.00 –18.00 pm
Module 2:
Olga Ceaglei
Rapid identification of relevant information (OSINT). Practical exercises. Bonus: InVid
September 17
16.00 –18.00 pm
September 17
16.00 –18.00 pm
Module 3:
Olga Ceaglei
Cross-checking I. Smart use of databases (Companies Register, Statistica.md, Courts, Public Procurement). Practical exercises.
September 18
16.00 –18.00 pm
September 18
16.00 –18.00 pm
Module 4:
Liuba Șevciuc
Cross-checking II. Smart use of databases. (Cadastre, ANI) Practical exercises.
September 21
16.00 –18.00 pm
September 21
16.00 –18.00 pm
Module 5:
Liuba Șevciuc
Photo, video, map verification tools. Practical exercises. Case study: The oligarch's paradise.
September 22
16.00 –18.00 pm
September 22
16.00 –18.00 pm

Module 6:
Liuba Șevciuc
How to lay the foundations of a fact-checking project? Case study: #Verified
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September 14–22. The course is absolutely free.
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