Digital Course Pack

Course Pack Overview

Title: Digital Course Pack
Digital Course Pack

This Digital Course Pack is for employees of

About Digital Course Packs

A digital course pack gathers self-directed training and assessments in a convenient package.

Nothing does more to damage a media organization's credibility than publishing inaccurate information as if it is fact! Yet errors occur. Journalists are taken in by unverified stories that are too good to pass up (who can forget Manti Te'o's fictional girlfriend!), or they repeat statistics without checking on their accuracy. In the rush to be first with a great story, some journalists cut corners, and inaccurate information slips past them.

This self-directed course is designed to help journalists avoid these traps. It will equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to become more accurate journalists. Students will learn the fundamentals of verification and error prevention. They'll also learn something even more basic — how and why errors occur in journalism. By the end of the course, participants will gain an appreciation for the challenges of verifying information in a networked world and an understanding of how best to do so.

This course has an assessment of your understanding of the information presented.

This Digital Course Pack is for employees of To request information or to create a Digital Course Pack for your institution, please email us at

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