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.