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Preparing for Online Misinformation: Election Crisis Simulation and Master Class with First Draft


Oct 2, 2020




Teresa Shaak



You’re a journalist, it’s October 18, 2020, and online misinformation about the election and COVID-19 are colliding online to sow confusion and fear about the safety of the vote. What do you report and how?

During this session, you will be guided through a real-time crisis simulation that highlights the very real challenges that lay ahead and what we can do to prepare. Followed by a master class on election misinformation tactics and techniques to ensure you are prepared for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

Learn how to effectively handle misinformation to protect your news organization and your communities from harmful information.

Featuring presenters from First Draft, an organization working to empower people with knowledge and tools to build resilience against harmful, false, and misleading information.

This 90-minute webinar is scheduled to begin promptly at 2 p.m.

There is no cost for PNA members, PAB members and students from PA colleges and universities; $20 for non-members.  To register, complete the form below, email the PNA Foundation, or phone (717) 703-3003. Participation instructions will be emailed one day before the session.

This session will be provided through Zoom.  Registrants must have both a computer and audio/phone in order to participate.  Participation instructions will be emailed one day before the session.

PNA members can register for this event at no cost by completing this form:


October 2
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation
First Draft