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DEADLINE: KSJ Fact-Checking Workshop
The Knight Science Journalism fellowship program at MIT is hosting an expenses-covered fact-checking workshop, Nov 8-10, 2019, at the Endicott House in Dedham, MA. This workshop will bring together about two-dozen copy editors and early-career journalists to learn about fact-checking, with a focus on science journalism. This pilot workshop is part of a larger project to improve fact-checking in science journalism, run by KSJ @ MIT and funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The project is an extension of the 2018 white paper “The State of Fact-Checking in Science Journalism,” also funded by Moore.
For our pilot workshop, we are inviting copy editors and early-career journalists because they hold key positions when it comes to fact-checking — copy editors because they often have the last eyes on a story before it goes live and usually have some fact-checking responsibilities, and early-career journalists because setting good practices early will help build solid journalistic foundations.
Note: The application is not limited to editors and journalists who already cover science. If you are a copy editor or early-career journalist who has any interest in covering science, health, technology, or the environment: Please apply! Deadline: Sep 9, 2019.