Friday, April 07, 2017

May 3 webinar will show how to do fact checks

Lou Jacobson, a senior correspondent for PolitiFact, co-author of the Almanac of American Politics and a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times, will conduct a webinar at 1 p.m. ET May 3 on how to write fact-checking stories. The course will concentrate on where journalists should start when working on a fact-check, how to best interact with expert sources, and how to write the article.

Also covered will be: Which claims are checkable and which ones aren’t; how to go about your research on the web; how to craft query emails to experts; and how PolitiFact and other fact-checkers come up with their truth ratings. The cost is $39. The webinar is presented by DigitalEd and MediaShift. For more information or to register click here.

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