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2020 Disinformation Emergency Training: Newsrooms on the Frontlines

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University of Denver

Ritchie School of Engineering, top floor

2155 East Wesley Avenue

Denver, CO 80210

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The tactics of deliberate media manipulation are increasingly used to spread division and hate online and are a clear and present threat to newsrooms as we head toward 2020.

Colorado Media Project is pleased to welcome First Draft to Denver and invite you and journalists in your newsroom to participate in First Draft's state-of-the-art "disinformation emergency" training that is designed to help your organization mitigate the threat disinformation poses. This immersive event will build core competencies in identifying disinformation online and develop protocols for responding to information emergencies by building institutional capacity and provide tools and resources for navigating the complexities of information disorder online.

We will start the training on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. for a disinformation landscape overview with Rachael Wilson from Securing Democracy and Claire Wardle from First Draft. We will do this at the Denver Distillery, as some of us might need a stiff drink after hearing what we're up against in 2020.

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November 17

5-9: Welcome and drinks reception at Denver Distillery

November 18

9.30 - 10.00: Registration and Coffee

10.00 - 10.15: Welcome remarks and introductions (Led by Claire Wardle of First Draft, and Nancy Watzman of Colorado Media Project)

10.15 - 10.45: Known Tactics for Targeting the Census and Election 2020.

10.45 - 11.15: Closed groups and messaging apps, data voids and keyword signalling (Led by Claire Wardle, First Draft)

11.15-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-1.00: Information Crisis Simulation

1.00-2.00: Lunch

2.00 - 3.00: Masterclass 1: Effective techniques for verifying content circulating on the social web

3.00 - 3.30: Coffee

3:30 - 4.30: Masterclass 2: Effective techniques for slowing down the spread of misinformation

4.30 - 5:00: Concrete next steps for your organization

First Draft is an internationally renowned nonprofit that exists to provide support and training to those on the frontlines, working to address the challenges relating to truth and trust in the digital age. It conducts groundbreaking research and innovative fieldwork worldwide including the pioneering network CrossCheck, which has been deployed to support democracy in elections in multiple countries worldwide.

Colorado Media Project works to meet the information needs of Coloradans by working to strengthen Colorado’s diverse local news ecosystem. It develops partnerships and programs designed to increase newsroom capacity, support collaboration, and engage communities in journalism that strengthens our democracy.

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University of Denver

Ritchie School of Engineering, top floor

2155 East Wesley Avenue

Denver, CO 80210

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