Poynter expands global teaching program, appoints Örsek director of international programming

Baybars Örsek, the director of Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network will now also be shepherding the helm of Poynter’s global training programs as the new director of international programming. Last month, Poynter announced an expansion of its educational initiatives globally in partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. The collaboration aims to deliver fact-checking […]

Poynter’s Tardáguila talks misinformation

“Misinformation is confusing. Disinformation is dark. Cris, and her mastery of Shine Theory, casts a clarifying light.” Cristina Tardáguila, associate director for the international fact-checking network at The Poynter Institute, talked with colleague Mel Grau she helps the international fact-checking community in the fight against mis- and disinformation. Below is an excerpt: Mel Grau: As […]

IFCN, Facebook grant $450K for tech innovation

The International Fact-Checking Network is extending its partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project to offer grants worth $450,000 as part of the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative, reports Poynter. The funding will be built on the legacy of the first round, but this time will focus more on technology innovation and development. Both organizations are “looking for […]