The Media, Cognition and Learning (MCL) research group of the Department of Communication and Internet Studies at the Cyprus University of Technology announces a series of workshops focused on addressing misinformation through digital journalism.
JOUREDIS is a one-year program (2021-2022) and is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF). The project is realized by the Media, Cognition and Learning Research Group at the Department of Communication and Internet Studies of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), in collaboration with the non-profit organization Media What and theCyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health also at CUT.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a heightened demand for news articles that concern health, and has increased people’s daily contact with scientific issues. Even though there are more journalists reporting on public health issues today, the easy access to online information, regardless of credibility, has highlighted the dangers that lurk in relation to the spread of misinformation. JOUREDIS is a project that aims to support journalists’ efforts to resist misinformation through the use of digital journalism tools.
The series is aimed at journalists and journalism or communication studies students and will take place between February and May 2022. The first workshop will take place online, on 24 February 2022, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Participation is free of charge, after pre-registration. Seats are limited.
Participants will have the opportunity to take part in workshops that will provide them with skills needed to engage with mobile journalism, writing for social media, live blogging and fact-checking.
You can express your interest to participate in the workshops by completing this form.
The project will culminate with the creation of a series of learning modules which will be accompanied with short explainer videos.
For more information visit https://jouredis.cut.ac.cy