Fact-checking is an important and useful skill for editors, writers, and readers. But how can you tell whether a piece of writing or a source is accurate, fair, and credible?
Join researcher Lisa Gold for a how-to workshop guiding you through the steps of fact-checking—reading skeptically, asking questions, deciding what to check, assessing the accuracy of different types of facts, finding and evaluating sources, working with authors, and making corrections. Lisa will answer questions and share tips, examples, and resources. This practical, hands-on workshop will take us beyond the introduction to fact-checking that Lisa gave at the November 2016 Northwest Independent Editors Guild meeting. (Guild members can access the YouTube video of that meeting here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLS6xVPe8IU.)
Join us Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Phinney Neighborhood Center Community Hall (Brick Building, Lower Level) for this fascinating workshop.
Members, be sure to apply your discount code(see listserv or email firstname.lastname@example.org) for $5 off!
Online Registration is now CLOSED. We can accept walk-in registration on the day-of (Saturday, November 4) paid by cash or check ($45 for members, $50 for non-members).
Class size and wait list: Class-size minimum is 14 students; class-size maximum is 50 students (a wait list will be available if necessary, but will be limited to 5 people).
Cancellation policy: If you cancel more than two weeks before the workshop date, you will be refunded your registration, minus a $5 processing fee. If you cancel less than two weeks before the date, you will receive a 50 percent refund.
Lisa Gold is a freelance researcher, fact-checker, and writer. She has fact-checked many kinds of writing, including magazine articles, reported features, essays, book reviews, historical novels, and nonfiction books. She does creative research for authors of fiction and nonfiction, and she teaches research workshops. You’ll find Lisa online at www.lisagold.com and on Twitter at @bylisagold.