Throughout the year, we will offer virtual workshops, discussion forums, and intensive bootcamps in multiple languages, including:
News/ Media Literacy Small Private Online Course (Application Required): Created for educators, this course was led by Masato Kajimoto of the University of Hong Kong, where he specializes in news literacy education, multimedia storytelling, and social media in journalism. His research incorporates learning analytics, media and cultural studies and narrative analysis. The next course will be held in May/ June 2022 (exact dates TBD).
GNI University Verification Challenge: The Google News Initiative is excited to launch a live-action University Verification Challenge for students across Asia, which will take place September 24-25, 2021. Join our live fact-check battle for bragging rights, the chance to compete against top student sleuths across Asia and to grab some sweet Google swag. Student teams of three can click here for more information and to register.
Verification and Fact-Checking Bootcamps: These will be offered in multiple languages throughout the year and focus on deepening verification and fact-checking skills.
First Draft Vaccine Insights Bootcamp and Crisis Simulations: First Draft is helping newsrooms to prepare for online threats related to vaccine misinformation through a months-long training series and immersive training events. Live simulations place journalists at the heart of a high intensity breaking news story, challengng them to make reporting decisions in real time. First Draft will offer a crisis simulation in APAC later this year.