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Fact-Checking for Accuracy

Fact-checkers and copy editors often work closely together, as their mutual goal is ensuring the accuracy and consistency of a text. However, when a publication or publishing house does not have the budget for a fact-checker, copy editors often must take responsibility for ensuring that stories are accurate with respect to names, titles, dates, and facts. This course will outline procedures to confirm accuracy, from using primary and secondary source material to conducting interviews with sources via phone and email. Relevant legal information, including libel law, will be discussed. Fact-checking as a career independent of copyediting also will be addressed.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of the role of fact-checking in the publication process
  • Techniques to research and verify information

Ideal for

  • Copy editors who would like to add fact-checking to their skill set
  • Those interested in launching a full-time or freelance career in fact-checking

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  • Fall 2020

    • Section

      002
    • Semester

      Fall 2020
    • Date

      Oct 19 - Dec 6
    • Day

      Monday
    • Time

      6:30PM-8:30PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      4
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    • Nov 30 – Nov 30
    • Monday
    • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    • Instructor Led
    • Nov 2 – Nov 2
    • Monday
    • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    • Instructor Led
    • Nov 16 – Nov 16
    • Monday
    • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    • Instructor Led
    • Oct 19 – Oct 19
    • Monday
    • 6:30PM – 8:30PM
    • Instructor Led
    • Oct 19 – Dec 6
    • Self-Paced
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    • Section

      2
    • Semester

      Fall 2020
    • Date

      Sep 14 - Nov 1
    • Day

      Monday
    • Time

      6:30PM-8:30PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      4
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $699