The most recent U.S. presidential election in 2016 was notable for its many challenges, not least among them existing partisan divides among the electorate, a foreign government’s disinformation campaign aimed at deepening those divides, and the dissemination of fake news stories by technology giants on social media networks and in online search results. The upcoming November 2020 election is shaping up to be equally divisive and potentially even more chaotic, as it will be held as multiple national crises unfold simultaneously. Providing educational content grounded in fact in an environment like this is a challenging but crucial job. Join Jonathan Leith, Senior Editor of World News Digest, as he describes the meticulous editorial process involved in the content curation of our flagship resource, which has served as a permanent record of essential facts in the news dating back 80 years to 1940.

This webinar will cover:

  • The seriousness and care with which our editors approach our product curation and development.
  • The long history that World News Digest has of emphasizing factual content over commentary or opinion and how its writing style allows for maximum clarity and retrieval of factual information.
  • What trusted sources World News Digest relies on for accurate information and, in turn, what news and government organizations have used World News Digest to fact-check their own content.
  • How World News Digest provides a comprehensive guide for the upcoming election highlighting facts about the candidates and data about the race that are all dynamically displayed through easily comprehensible infographics, maps, and timelines.

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Finding Clarity in Chaos: Creating Balanced News Resources in a Time of Widespread Misinformation

August 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm-August 19, 2020 @ 2:45 pm