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How to Become a Super Researcher
Instructor: Cristina Maldonado, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

At a time when journalism is increasingly dependent on online research, understanding of and access to more online resources can really help enrich reporting. These skills can be very helpful in covering U.S. elections, the census response and the pandemic.

This training will guide you through the most accessible techniques for investigating people, finding information, verifying facts and finding the most credible sources for your journalistic work. The training will cover the following topics:

- Advanced search techniques that can be used across search engines and social media to mine overlooked or hidden information
- Picking the right search terms and tools
- Finding sources and researching the best matches for your story, and evaluating credibility of the source
- Research tips and techniques to fact-check your reporting
- Researching archives for not-so-easily available documents/newspapers/essays, etc. (Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic and more)
- Five most reliable resources for advanced searches
- Courses for CCM's training program have been developed by J+, the professional development program of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and are funded by the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.

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Sep 10, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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