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Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver

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Do you want to help fight misinformation and disinformation in your communities? By attending this seminar, you will learn from our journalism experts how to fact-check claims and analyze the credibility of online news sources.

New Canadian Media is proud to present a new series of workshops for immigrant journalists on factchecking and “fake news” in the run-up to the October federal election.

At the end of this workshop, you can expect to know how to:

  • Fact-check claims and analyze the credibility of online news sources.

  • Pitch story ideas to news organizations about important topics in your community.

  • Use social media as an effective source of gathering and reporting news in your community.

  • Emphasize your role as a storyteller through a review of relevant ethical codes and standards that apply to journalists in Canada.

For specific workshop details such as session topic information and complete speaker bios, please visit our host site here.


Toronto: Sep. 21, 2019

Centennial College, Story Arts Centre

951 Carlaw Ave, Toronto

Location: Room 241

Time: 1:30 - 5:30 pm

Speakers will include:

Louis Baudoin-Laarman, a journalist with Agence France-Presse (AFP), a news agency that is part of the Poynter-affiliated International Fact-Checking Network.

Eva Salinas, managing editor of the foreign policy news site, OpenCanada.org, and a sessional journalism instructor at Mohawk College in Hamilton.

Brent Jolly, the director of communications, research, and community management with the National NewsMedia Council of Canada (NNC).


Calgary: Sep. 27, 2019

Mount Royal University, Journalism; Broadcast Media Studies, School of Communication Studies

4825 Mt Royal Cir SW

Location: Room T131 and T133

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Speakers will include:

Louis Baudoin-Laarman, a journalist with Agence France-Presse (AFP), a news agency that is part of the Poynter-affiliated International Fact-Checking Network.

Ahmed Al-Rawi, a professor at Simon Fraser University, who specializes in the study of fake news.

Brent Jolly, the director of communications, research, and community management with the National NewsMedia Council of Canada (NNC).


Vancouver: Sep: 28, 2019

Simon Fraser University, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 W Hastings St

Location: Room 420

Time: 12:30-4:30 pm

Speakers will include:

Louis Baudoin-Laarman, a journalist with Agence France-Presse (AFP), a news agency that is part of the Poynter-affiliated International Fact-Checking Network.

Ahmed Al-Rawi, a professor at Simon Fraser University, who specializes in the study of fake news.

Brent Jolly, the director of communications, research, and community management with the National NewsMedia Council of Canada (NNC).

Jagdeesh Mann, is a Jack Webster Award-winning journalist and media professional based in Vancouver. For a decade, he was the Executive Editor of the Asian Pacific Post and South Asian Post – independent weeklies serving Vancouver’s multicultural communities.



This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Digital Citizen Initiative, and offered in partnership with the National NewsMedia Council.


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