Journalism, Fake News and Disinformation: A Model Course for Journalism Educators and Trainers

19 June 2018

IPDC previewed its new curriculum to editors and journalism trainers at the World News Media Congress in Estoril, Portugal, on 5 June. The full version will be published on the IPDC website shortly.

The Model Course provides a framework for inquiry and lessons to help navigate journalists and journalism students through the current information disorder. It examines, amongst others, the deployment of 'fake news' as a term to discredit journalism; sets out an alternative framework covering disinformation and misinformation; puts the disinformation order in a historical perspective, and provides practical tools for fact-checking and social media verification. The lessons are contextual, theoretical and in the case of digital verification, extremely practical.

The curiculum falls into two distinct parts: the first four modules frame the problem and give it context, while the last four focus on responses to 'information disorder' and its consequences. CLICK HERE to read the brochure with more information about each chapter and the syllabus in general.

The Model Course Journalism, 'Fake News' & Disinformation is the latest publication in UNESCO's Publication Series on Journalism Education. Through this initiative, UNESCO engages with media teaching, practice and researching from a global perspective, and the promotion of shared excellence in journalism education.
International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC)
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