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MEDIA ADVISORY: Don’t miss Friday afternoon’s Reed College of Media training on covering elections

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — There is still a chance to register for Friday afternoon’s training on “Covering and Protecting Your Elections,” being hosted by WVU’s Reed College of Media, in partnership with the Society of Professional Journalists and Google News Initiative.

You must register to attend the event — Friday, Oct. 19, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Martin Hall. The session will teach attendees about verification and fact checking, safety and security, data journalism and journalism ethics.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register for election coverage training here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXbMU1wFjqCoCuappkbjovDeNvE-0whBqAo2r1AXJbi473Jg/viewform

Presenters for the event include:

— Mike Reilley, a former LA Times reporter, is a visiting professor in data journalism and digital journalism at the University of Illinois – Chicago and consults with national media organizations on digital innovation.

— Samantha Sunne, a freelance reporter based in New Orleans, runs a journalism tech group called Hacks/Hackers and teaches journalists to utilize data and technology.

Again, the event is free, but registration is required. Register for election coverage training. For more information, contact Eric Minor, director of Student Careers and Opportunities, at 304-293-6117; or [email protected]

WHO: Society of Professional Journalists, Google News Initiative, Mike Reilley, Samantha Sunne and WVU’s Reed College of Media

WHAT: Covering and Protecting Your Elections

WHEN: Oct. 19, 1 – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Martin Hall, room 205 (WVU Downtown Campus)

Schedule:

•1 p.m. – Introduction, Agenda & Overview

•1:20 p.m. – Data Journalism

•2:45 p.m. – Safety and Security

•3:30 p.m.  – Verification and Fact Checking

•4:35 p.m. – Ethics & Elections

•5 p.m. – Online Resources and Wrap-up

 

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