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Webinar: Editorial Fact-checking and Responsible Journalism — Part 1

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Allison Baker

Join us on April 2,  2024 for our Canada-wide webinar: Editorial Fact-checking and Responsible Journalism, Part 1 with Allison Baker and Viviane Fairbank, hosted by Joyce Byrne.

11 a.m. PST / 12 p.m. MST / 1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST / 3 p.m. AST / 3:30 p.m. NST

MagsBC, AMPA, Magazines Canada, AQEM members, and students: $12 for one seat or $17 for two seats
Non-Members: $22 for one seat or $27 for two seats
Register here.

Black and white head and shoulder portrait of Viviane Fairbank in an outdoor nature setting
Viviane Fairbank

In this webinar (the first in a two-part series about fact-checking and ethics), Allison Baker and Viviane Fairbank from the Truth in Journalism Project will discuss the basics of editorial fact-checking, with a focus on how it can be implemented in longform media production. Their fundamental motivation is the Two-Layer Principle, which holds that there are always two distinct steps to establishing a statement in a journalistic story: first, reporting; then, verification.

Allison Baker is a co-founder of the Truth in Journalism Project and the head of research at The Walrus. Since 2016, she has produced Mi’kmaq Matters, a podcast about the Mi’kmaw people, politics, land, and water of Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland). She has written, edited, and fact-checked for The Walrus, Toronto Life, NPR, and more.

Viviane Fairbank is a co-founder of the Truth in Journalism Project. She has written, edited, and fact-checked for The Walrus, the Globe and Mail, the Literary Review of Canada, and others. In 2017, she was nominated for Best New Writer at the 2017 National Magazine Awards.

Joyce Byrne is Alberta Magazine Publishers’ past President and an award-winning veteran of the Canadian magazine industry. She has led publishing, creative, marketing and sales teams and boards in Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary, and has worked on nearly every type of magazine, from literary to light industrial, with consumer, business, visual art, health and cannabis in between.

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