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Fact-Checking Workshop at the Double Exposure Film Festival Presented by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Event Date:

October 21, 2017 | 1:30 PM EDT TO 3:00 PM EDT


The Loft at 600 F
600 F St NW

Washington, DC 20004

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Fact-checking for investigative filmmakers

In this workshop, we will show what can happen if journalists and news organizations neglect to fact-check before publishing or for the sake of dramatic storytelling omit important facts. This is a hands-on workshop; we will train participants to strategically and efficiently fact-check their own biases and their own reporting, even if the filmmaker has no institutional support. We will show how to independently verify facts, background people and how to use new tools that can help journalists verify when and where an image was shot. Filmmakers will not only develop a road map to fact-check their own work, they will also learn about investigative skills and tools that will benefit any reporting, and even facilitate distribution.

Lindsay Crouse from the The New York Times' Op-Docs team will share how her news organization verifies visual content and two independent investigative filmmakers, Pulitzer Center grantees Eleanor Bell formerly with the Center for Public Integrity and Hilke Schellmann, Emmy-Award winning investigative journalist and assistant professor at NYU, will share real-life examples of how they fact-checked their own work and were fact-checked by news organizations. Pulitzer Center senior producer, Steve Sapienza, will introduce.

You must have a ticket to attend the Double Exposure Film festival to attend this event. Ticket info available here.