New Book: Journalism, 'Fake News' and Disinformation: A Handbook for Journalism Education and Training. UNESCO
This new publication by UNESCO is a timely resource and highly topical subject for all those who practice or teach journalism in this Digital Age. UNESCO's new handbook is an essential addition to teaching syllabi for all journalism educators, as well as practising journalists and editors who are interested in information, how we share it and how we use it. It is mission critical that those who practice journalism understand and report on the new threats to trusted information. Political parties, health professionals, business people, scientists, election monitors and others will also find the handbook useful in navigating the information disorder.
Written by experts in the fight against disinformation, this handbook explores the very nature of journalism - with modules on why trust matters; thinking critically about how digital technology and social platforms are conduits of the information disorder; fighting back against disinformation and misinformation through media and information literacy; fact-checking 101; social media verification and combating online abuse. The seven individual modules are available online to download that enables readers to develop their own course relevant to their media environment.
Table of Contents/ Online individual modules
- Truth, Trust and Journalism: Why it Matters
- Thinking about "Information Disorder": Formats of Misinformation, Disinformation and Mal-information
- News Industry Transformation: Digital Technology, Social Platforms and the Spread of Misinformation and Disinformation
- Combatting Disinformation and Misinformation Through Media and Information Literacy (MIL)
- Fact-Checking 101
- Social Media Verification: Assessing Sources and Visual Content
- Combatting Online Abuse: When Journalists and Their Sources are Targeted