INVESTIGATING THE PANDEMIC: Veteran Journalists To Sensitize Newsmen How to Handles COVID-19 Disinformation

Posted by Shola  Akingboye, 22, June,  2020

Two award winning veteran journalists, Craig Silverman and Jose Antonio Lima will on June 25th, 2020 share their tips and strategies for dealing with the flood of bad information to address the negative trends in which the global COVID-19 pamdemic is being reported globally, scheduled for.  June,  2020 09:00

– Craig Silverma is an award-winning journalist and one of the world’s leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the media editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and media manipulation.

According to Webinar, the COVID-19 pandemic, already highly complex, is made even more difficult to report by the proliferation of misinformation about drugs, cures, death rates and more. Along with assertions that are simply false, information is spun or twisted in myriad ways.

Whether it’s unverified, misleading or false information — distinctions made by Craig Silverman, one of the speakers in this webinar — it is a major issue for public safety and trust, as well as for journalists. Reporters and their editors obviously have a responsibility to publish accurate information, but checking out misinformation is increasingly part of the investigative process and can take a reporter to a good story.

In this webinar two veteran journalists will share their tips and strategies for dealing with the flood of bad information.

– Jose Antonio Lima has worked in media both in Brazil and internationally, and is now an assistant editor at Comprova, a nonprofit that brings together journalists from 28 media companies in Brazil to investigate misleading and false content.

Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Webinar ID 824 3306 8914
NOTE: This webinar includes Arabic and Russian interpretation.

This one-hour webinar is free and the fourteenth in a GIJN series, Investigating the Pandemic. Coming soon: following the pandemic money in Africa; and how to survive as a freelance journalist. Watch our NTwitter feed @gijn and newsletter ( for future events.
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