Apr 16, 2020
PNA Headquarters, Harrisburg, PA
High intensity training that prepares newsrooms and journalists for online threats and disinformation. Especially important during this year of elections and census taking.
First Draft will be hosting an immersive full-day event that is designed to help journalists and students build core competencies in identifying disinformation online. The workshop also focuses on developing protocols for responding to information emergencies by building institutional capacity and providing tools and resources for navigating the complexities of information disorder online.
Through a state of the art Live Simulation and four comprehensive Masterclasses, we will cover:
–Known Tactics for Targeting the Census and Election 2020
–Effective techniques for slowing down the spread of misinformation
–Effective techniques for finding content circulating on the social web
–Effective techniques for verifying content circulating on the social web
Especially appropriate for journalists covering politics, handling social media feeds, writing headlines, editing stories and managing newsrooms. And anyone looking to learn more about securing news.
Only a dozen of these trainings are being offered across the country this year and Pennsylvania is very fortunate to have this opportunity, available through the PNA Foundation. Don’t miss out!
Registration is free for PNA members and student journalists; $20 for non-PNA members. Lunch will be provided as well as a short reception at the conclusion of the workshop. Training is set to run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16.
Registration: To register, email email@example.com or phone (717) 703-3003. Participants are asked to bring a fully-charged laptop with them for the day of training. Confirmation and participation instructions will be emailed the week of the training.
What participants are saying about this training:
“It really opened my eyes to how misinformation can spread in the media. And it was interesting and interactive. It was nice we didn’t just have to sit there and listen to a lecture for hours.”
“I liked that there were real-world examples. We got to see how the media has fallen into these traps, and we had the chance to really think about how we could improve. We learned practical things to take back to the newsroom with us.”
“Claire and the First Draft Team are on the cutting edge of this stuff. They’re on the right platforms and actually “get” what’s going on. I’m on the younger side of newsroom staff and it frustrates me sometimes how we are often used as a tool in the campaigns of bad actors. This kind of training is crucial to inoculate people against disinformation and trolls.”
The PNA Foundation is honored to be working with First Draft to provide this hands-on training for Pennsylvania journalists and students. First Draft is an internationally renowned nonprofit that exists to provide support and training to those on the frontlines (journalists, academics and technologists), working to address the challenges relating to truth and trust in the digital age. We conduct groundbreaking research and innovative fieldwork worldwide including our pioneering network CrossCheck which has been deployed to support democracy in elections in multiple countries worldwide. QUESTIONS? Please contact USEvents@FirstDraftNews.com