What's included?

Strategies and tools for source verification and fact checking

On this course, you will gain techniques, methods and tools to use when checking facts on the internet and in social media, as well as when verifying images/video. You will learn how to conduct digital journalistic research in different types of online content and about the importance of digital research and fact-checking in relation to the role of journalism in a democratic society.

Teaching is through lectures, workshops and seminars, as well as practical exercises in digital research and fact-checking. Your participation in seminars and workshops is assessed on an ongoing basis, as are your written and practical hand-in assignments. There will be a final project and written report, including a peer review process.