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How Do They Know That? Verifying Claims in the Age of Fake News with Jim Handman
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
2:00 pm ET
Taking a Page from Science When Confronted by Disinformation: You don’t need to be a scientist to take a scientific approach to identify misinformation and disinformation. Amid the flurry of press releases, pressure to publish and time crunch that publishers face daily, a healthy dose of skepticism can be a valuable tool for magazine media to tell the difference between the truth and fiction dressed as fact.
On Wednesday, September 18, at 2 pm (ET), join Jim Handman, Executive Director of the Science Media Centre of Canada, as he talks about the importance of skepticism and critical thinking as a strategy to assess information online. This webinar will highlight the most important questions you should ask. He will help you learn about tools and resources that can help as you navigate the online environment.
Jim Handman is Executive Director of the Science Media Centre of Canada. Before joining the SMCC in 2017, he spent 17 years as Executive Producer of the award-winning CBC Radio science program, Quirks & Quarks. During that time, Jim won numerous prizes for science journalism, including the prestigious Walter Sullivan Award from the AGU. He has also taught broadcast journalism at Ryerson University, was Science-Writer-in-Residence at the Journalism School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was the CanWest-Global Fellow in Media at Western University, where he taught a graduate seminar in science journalism.
Jim is a frequent speaker on the topic of science and the media and also conducts training workshops in communications for scientists in Canada and the US. He most recently gave his SciComm presentation to science graduate students at McGill, Western, and McMaster Universities.
This webinar is presented as part of the Age of Disinformation project.
We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada.
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What do I need to connect?
For the audio, you need:
- Speakers or headphones connected to your computer. The audio is broadcast through the Internet.
For the presentation, you need:
- A high speed Internet connection. (Note: wireless connections aren’t recommended.)
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Do I have to register everyone at my magazine?
No. Everybody at your magazine is welcome. Just register one person for your magazine and share the access coordinates with your coworkers.
I participated in the webinar. Can I get a copy of presentation used?
Yes, the presentation is available to registrants after the webinar.
Can I ask questions during the webinar?
Yes. You will be muted during the presentation, but a chat box will appear during the last 10-15 minutes of the webinar at which time you can type in your questions.
I registered but missed the live webinar. Is there a recording available?
Yes, in most cases a recording is available to registrants.
Magazines Canada acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage for this project.