Fact Check and Verification Training Workshops


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9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Dublin City University


FuJo is hosting Fact Check and Verification Training workshops in DCU this Friday.

With the support of Frist Draft News and Full Fact UK we are hosting a day of workshops on fact-checking, verification and project application this Friday April 6th from 9am-4pm.

There are a limited number of spaces left on the workshop.  To take part please contact fujo@dcu.ie or niamh.kirk4@mail.dcu.ie to check for availability.

Fact Check Training Workshops: April 6th 2018, Dublin City University 09:00-16:00

Session One – Monitoring and What to Fact Check – Jenni Sargent, First Draft News

    • Viral content monitoring – how to identify and analyze the referendum-related content that is trending on social networks and likely to have the greatest impact on readers.

Session Two – Verification – Eoghan Sweeney, First Draft News

    • Source verification – how to trace the source of digital content and identify content creators, verify its authenticity, how to spot doctored content and distinguish a hoax from the real thing.

Session Three – Fact-Checking Best Practices – Joseph O’Leary, Full Fact UK

    • Fact-checking – an expert overview of the basic mechanics and processes of researching and publishing a fact check, as well as evaluating the accuracy of your own content, and the claims of public figures.

Session Four – TheJournal.ie FactCheck #8thCheck and Beyond –

              Susan Daly, The Journal.ie, Niamh Kirk #8thCheck & Jenni Sargent

    • TheJournal.ie, CrossCheck and #8thCheck- dispatches from Irish fact-checking, a collaborative fact-checking project in France and lessons for adapting it for the Irish context for #8thCheck and beyond.

The workshop will take place in H306, Nursing Building, DCU Glasnevin, Dublin 9.  Parking is available in the Helix car park on campus.

Participants should bring their own laptops.

To take part please contact fujo@dcu.ie or niamh.kirk4@mail.dcu.ie to check for availability.

Ideally, participants would be willing to participate in a short project that applies these skills.