Hoosier Broadcast Journalists: Election Fact-Checking Tools Seminar Coming in July

Training is coming July 15 for Indiana broadcast journalists from the Radio TV Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the Google News Initiative to fight back against misinformation and disinformation during election coverage.

The Hoosier session will take place as a Zoom webinar on the first day, coincidentally, of the Republican National Convention.  The session is led by Mike Reilley, lecturer in data and digital journalism at the University of Illinois Chicago and founder of JournalistsToolbox.ai.

Mike is a former reporter and copy editor at the Los Angeles Times and was one of the founding editors of ChicagoTribune.com. He’s a former digital news editor at WashingtonPost.com and helped run the 2000 Summer Olympics copy desk for AOL.
He has trained more than 14,000 journalists, students and teachers in digital tools since 2016, speaking at conferences, journalism schools and in newsrooms in 42 states. He has done more than 425 trainings in the Google program and dozens more for other clients such as Gannett.

“We’ll use tools such as Google Fact-Check Explorer to track fact-checked images and stories. We’ll use reverse image search and other Google tools to check election claims. We’ll break down doctored video and audio with WatchFramebyFrame and Deepfake-o-meter. We’ll also look at the innovative Rolliapp.com to track disinformation spreaders on social channels. Participants get a handout with links to tools and exercise materials you can take to your newsroom,” Reilley explains.

Register now for the exclusive IBA session [CLICK HERE]


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