Fact-checking and Sources Verification workshop for Students in Journalism

AAJA-Asia and the Google News Initiative (GNI) have teamed up to provide free training and outreach to journalists and students in journalism in Asia looking to improve their reporting skills and employ the latest digital tools in their news gathering, fact-checking, reporting and storytelling.

Fact-checking & Source Verification (Part 1)

Saturday 3 December, 2022 – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm HKT/SGT

This session will present a fast-paced overview of the most up-to-date issues and practices in online verification. It will also look at the free Google tools, and the best alternatives, used by fact-checkers worldwide to check stories and debunk hoaxes. It will cover the following topics:

  • Common newsroom mistakes
  • Reverse image/video searches
  • Deepfakes
  • Social media monitoring
  • Sourcing and Attribution

Fact-checking & Source Verification (Part 2)

Saturday 10 December, 2022 – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm HKT/SGT

This  second session will be the continuation of the workshop’s part 1. It will be an opportunity to answer questions participants may have about the notions covered in the first session and to introduce new tools and best practices that were not covered previously.  

Please note that the above sessions will be taught in English. 


Cat Thomas is a freelance journalist and editor based in Taipei, Taiwan, writing on a variety of beats including human rights and migrant labour, and provides broadcast coverage for major events. She was a contributing editor for the 2022 N3 Mag and a recipient of the AAJA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reporting Fellowship in 2021/22.

Register here for this free, online session

About AAJA: The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,500 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. For more information on the AAJA Asia chapter, visit https://aaja-asia.org/

About the Google News Initiative: Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The Google News Initiative is our effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. The Google News Lab, an initiative under the GNI, was created to support the distribution and creation of the information that keeps us all informed about what’s happening in our world today – quality journalism. Today’s news organizations and media entrepreneurs are inventing new ways to discover, create and distribute news content – and we’re here to provide tools, data, and programs designed to help. For more information, visit g.co/newsinitiative.