Citizen Journalism

Many journalists are more concerned with stating their “position” on different subjects rather than researching and using facts for news stories. Even journalists who concerned with “facts,” however, ultimately mislead their audience by wrongly interpreting facts or disregarding the rules that govern the use of numerical or factual data.  

In this course, participants strengthen their understanding of the rules of fact-based journalism by reviewing common mistakes in the use of numerical or factual data. It is essential for both professional journalists as well as citizen journalists to understand these rules. Facts are the primary tool of information dissemination. If journalists and readers ignore facts and the rules governing their use from the outset, they will become accustomed to ignoring them in the long run. One of the bitter realities of the media is that many professional journalists often mislead their audience through mistaken understandings of numerical or factual data.

The course consists of eight one-and-a-half-hour sessions and provides real-world examples of the complexities in referring to numerical or factual data as well as case-by-case analysis of those examples. Participants will review cases that demonstrate how even prestigious international media outlets can give false information to their audience by ignoring the rules of logic, particularly mathematical logic.


Register Here

 Tavaana Publication Click here to download the PDF manual for "Citizen Journalism."

 

DOWNLOAD THE TAVAANA APP

Get it on Google Play

If you do not have access to Google Play download the Android APK file below ( Android 4.2.2 and higher). 

 

Twitter

گلناز صمصامی مادر یک پسر ۸ ساله ۲۶ آبان در شهریار با اصابت گلوله نیروهای امنیتی به ناحیه‌ی سر، جان باخت. برخی منابع… https://t.co/8df8wq8Oux
Tavaana توانا (52 minutes ago)
محمد نوری،مدیر دفتر"فرهنگ معلولین" از رهاکردن کودکان دارای #معلولیت در بیابان خبر داد و گفت:"در برخی مناطق ایران مع… https://t.co/Q9a7P8HU4Q
Tavaana توانا (9 hours ago)
اون تلویزیون رو خاموش کن! کاری دیدنی از مازیار کوپیدار #وریا_غفوری https://t.co/TwcuYVmVZC
Tavaana توانا (9 hours ago)
ابتدا تکذیب کردند اما اکنون می‌گویند که نوع قرص‌های جاسازی شده در کیک‌ها شناسایی شده است. مدیر کل استاندارد آذربای… https://t.co/Ty0TVVH6Am
Tavaana توانا (12 hours ago)
in memoriam. Mehdi Daemi Shot & killed by direct gunfire from security forces during #IranProtests in Malard.… https://t.co/4n6kH3D8Lq
Tavaana توانا (12 hours ago)
in memoriam. Reza Moazemi Goudarzi – 19 yrs old Shot & killed by direct gunfire from security forces during… https://t.co/otwNtRWoQg
Tavaana توانا (12 hours ago)
With brazen shamelessness, Shahr-e Qods governor Leila Vaseghi is present (1st from right) as regime representative… https://t.co/Gbr0dv9lyp
Tavaana توانا (13 hours ago)
پیام «امپراطور کوزکو» خطاب به آذری جهرمی، #وزیر_جوان که مردم رو می‌خواد سورپرایز بکنه. #طنز https://t.co/fjGsgZTnCP
Tavaana توانا (13 hours ago)