Poynter’s Sensemaking Summit for Journalists
, Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online at Poynter Institute
, Director of Special Projects, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati
As a journalist, you are bombarded by news releases, scientific studies and political promises. You need help sorting through what is real, what is noise and what is flat-out deception.
The Poynter Institute is offering a FREE workshop in Lansing, Michigan, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, to help you ask key questions that will make your reporting more reliable and make your journalism stand out from others who just report what they read or hear.
- Help you sort through claims about some of the hottest topics in this political year, including immigration, climate change and gun control
- Discover the money trail behind candidates to see who is supporting them, including front groups for major businesses and industries
- Show you how political commercials manipulate the truth by using out-of-context facts, emotional music and patriotic images
- Show you how to look critically at online and social media posts to determine if they are real
- Show you how all sources are not created equal – and how your choices of the right ones can make your work better and more accurate
- Help you find the hidden metadata on digital online images
- Teach you how to verify and decode the science behind “scientific” studies
- Teach you the key questions you should ask about every study before you report the study’s claims
- Help you see the difference between correlation and causation
- Share the four key questions every journalist should ask on every assignment
Please complete this sign-up form to be considered for this free workshop. All professional journalists who apply will be accepted, if space allows. You will receive a follow-up email from Poynter with more logistical details.
This regional workshop is free for MAB and MAPB members! Thanks to the support from Participant Media and the Poynter Institute.
You are on your own for the hotel and travel, but we are open to hardship pleas. Please complete that part of the application if you need a travel stipend.
Crowne Plaza Lansing
925 S Creyts Rd, Lansing, MI 48917
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