IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program in USA 2022

For the IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program in the United States in 2022, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies is accepting applications.

IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program

The International Fact-Checking Network Mentorship Program will pair IFCN signatories that have proven experience in certain themes with other IFCN signature organizations that want to improve their skills in those areas.

For maximum effect, applicants must describe their area of expertise and target audience. The following are examples of mentorship subjects, however, they are not exhaustive:

Detecting fake news on social media

How to spot possible disinformation using monitoring tools and source advice.

Using new ways to communicate fact checks

How to transmit fact-checks to a larger audience through videos, podcasts, memes, and other innovative media.

Collaboration between industries

How to work effectively with other fact-checking organizations and publishers to better address misinformation, especially during breaking news events.

literacy in the media

How to launch media literacy programs and other measures to assist local populations in spotting false information.

Operations and training

How to create successful training programs and operational techniques to assist fact-checking groups in dealing with disinformation more effectively.

Misinformation about health and science

How to tackle scientific assertions and set up a framework to help an organization disprove health misinformation.

Worth of Award for IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program

  • Selected mentors will receive $50,000, distributed in payments.
  • Selected mentees will receive $5,000 upon completion of the training.

IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program Requirements

In the case of mentors,

  • The program is accessible to IFCN signatories, fact-checking groups, and ecosystem partners who have shown success or competence in a particular field.
  • Mentors will be expected to give instructional resources to other fact-checkers and journalists.
  • Applications including a collaboration between an IFCN signatory and other organizations will be accepted, but will need an extra MOU, which will be included in the application.

In the case of mentees,

  • All mentees must be current signatories to the IFCN Code of Principles.
  • They must also commit to complete all training and tasks that are needed of them.

How to Apply for IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program

All applications for the IFCN Global Fact-Checking Mentorship Program should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: Applications close December 3rd, 2021.

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