Spotting the Red Flags: How to Verify Information
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- Spotting the Red Flags: How to Verify Information
- Originally Broadcast On:
- March 03, 2016
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- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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Editors and writers need a dose of skepticism with the work they produce.
How do you know this? Who said this, and how do they know? What is the source of this information?
But if you don't have time to question everything before you publish, where do you start? What do you question, what raises a red flag, and where do you find the answers?
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to recognize the details that require a closer look, what questions to ask and where to find some of the best resources to verify information--all while time is at a premium.
What Will I Learn:
- How to recognize the red flags in writing that require a closer look
- Where to find the best verification resources, both online and in print
- How to determine whether a resource is reliable
- What are best practices for using accuracy checks
Who Should Take this Course:
Editors, reporters, producers and other communications professionals who have to verify information as part of their work.
Gerri Berendzen (@gerrrib) is Knight Visiting News Editor at the Columbia Missourian and a visiting assistant professor on the print and digital news faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She also is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Copy Editors Society. She previously worked an editorial production chief, copy editor, web editor and page designer at the Herald-Whig in Quincy, Ill., and as a copy editor and reporter at several newspapers in Missouri.
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