Welcome to Fact-Checking For Journalists
Journalists are responsible for seeking out, processing, interpreting data, details, and information and then spelling it out for readers in a story. So how do you make sure you get it right? This course guides you on a step-by-step of fact-checking to ensure your content is of the highest accuracy and credibility.
You'll learn how fact-checking excellence contributes to public trust in media, how to check opinions, analyses, and quotes, plus methods and stages of fact-checking, and more. Whether you're a full-blown journalist, starting out in your career or creating freelance content, this course will give you the fact-checking foundation you need to be an upstanding, credible content creator.
Skills You Will Learn
Who is checking facts - the various roles responsible for checking facts
Difference between facts and non-facts
How to check analyses, opinion and quote
5 stages of fact-checking
3 methods of fact-checking
How to vet your sources
Dos and don'ts for human fact-checkers
What to do post publication - corrections checklist and how to make corrections
Fact-Checking For Journalists
- Big Picture
- Fact-Checking Processes
- After Publication