Eric Mugendi

2.00 - 4.00 PM Workshop


Skills building workshop session for students: Fighting the Infodemic: Fact Checking Tools and Strategies

During Covid-19, a mass of information, misinformation and disinformation has circulated in our media spaces, sometimes with dangerous impacts. Fact-checking is one way for journalists to combat this so-called ‘infodemic.’ This session will empower young journalists in fact checking tools and strategies to help them combat the rise of “fake news.” Various fact checking tools will be shared, such as image and video verification, social media account analysis, and other online investigative tools and resources. Participants should learn how to apply elements of fact-checking to their day-to-day reporting as journalists