The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a heightened demand for news articles that concern health, and has increased people’s daily contact with scientific issues. Even though there are more journalists reporting on public health issues today, the easy access to online information, regardless of credibility, has highlighted the dangers that lurk in relation to the spread of misinformation. JOUREDIS (Journalists Resisting Disinformation though Science Communication Online) is a project that aims to support journalists’ efforts to resist misinformation through the use of digital journalism tools. The workshops are open to practicing journalists and journalism and communication students. Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

JOUREDIS is a one-year project (2021-2022) and is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF). The project is realized by Cyprus University of Technology’s (CUT) the Media, Cognition and Learning Research Group at the Department of Communication and Internet Studies of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), in collaboration with the non-profit organization Media What and the Cyprus International Institute for Environmental and Public Health, also at CUT.

Workshop 5

Fact-checking as a means of addressing misinformation and its role in contemporary journalism


Date: 5 May 2022, 16:00-18:00 (online)
Guest speakers: Andronikos Koutroumbelis & Stamos Archontis, Fact Checkers at Ellinika Ηoaxes