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Keynote: Claire Wardle on best practices for tackling the misinformation ecosystem

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Book Your Place!With just over a month to go until the next newsrewired digital journalism conference, Journalism.co.uk is pleased to announce Claire Wardle of First Draft as the keynote speaker at the event, covering ways to address misinformation online.

From fake news to misidentifying suspects: Best practices for tackling the misinformation ecosystem

In this keynote, Wardle will consider the whole spectrum of the misinformation ecosystem, and using research about audience behaviour and social psychology, will outline ways that newsrooms can start tackling the issues associated with fake news, hoaxes, misattributed and manipulated content that surfaces online.

Claire Wardle leads strategy and research at First Draft, a non-profit dedicated to finding solutions to the challenges associated with trust and truth in the digital age. She was previously the research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School, head of social media for the UN Refugee Agency and director of news services for Storyful.

She is one of the world’s experts on user-generated content, and has led two substantial research projects investigating how it is handled by news organisations. She also sits on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Information and Entertainment.

Newsrewired takes place on 8 February at Reuters in London, and the agenda for the day will also cover best practices for live video on social networks, automation in the newsroom, special projects, online privacy for journalists, news games, and more. View the programme for the day here.

Tickets for the conference are available for £180+ VAT.

A full day of training on 9 February will follow, with newsrewired+ delegates able to attend one of three hands-on workshops on data journalism, video storytelling and community management.

A newsrewired+ ticket gives you access to the conference on 8 February and a workshop the following day. Newsrewired+ tickets are available for £368 +VAT. They represent a 10 per cent discount compared to booking tickets for both days separately.

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