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Covering and Protecting Your Elections
October 12

Tools to detect misinformation, protect yourself and your data online, and connect with voters

The Details

October 12
English: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Spanish: 2-6 p.m.

Florida International University (North)
Room AC2-115
3000 NE 151st St.
North Miami, Fla. 33181
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Parking Info
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Note: The training will be hands-on, so bringing a fully-charged laptop is recommended, but not required.

Follow this link to reserve your seat.

Contact Lou Harry via email or by phone at 317-920-4786.

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Held in partnership with the FIU Department of Journalism + Media.


8 a.m. (English) / 2 p.m. (Español)
Introduction, Agenda & Overview /
Introducción, Agenda y Revisión General

8:20 a.m. (English) / 2:20 p.m. (Español)
Data Journalism / Periodismo de Datos

9:45 a.m. (English) / 3:45 p.m. (Español)
Safety & Security / Seguridad

10:30 a.m. (English) / 4:30 p.m. (Español)
Verification & Fact Checking /
Verificación y comprobación de hechos

11:35 a.m. (English) / 5:35 p.m. (Español)
Ethics & Elections / Ética y Elecciones

12 p.m. (English) / 6 p.m. (Español)
Online Resources & Wrap-up /
Recursos en Línea y resumen

Meet the Trainers

Samaruddin (Sam) Stewart

Sam Stewart (@samsends ) is a journalist and media technologist based in California and is a program manager for the SPJ Training Program in partnership with the Google News Initiative which has trained over 17,000 US journalists since 2016. Prior, he was awarded a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant for his innovative work in verification of visual content for journalism and was also selected as a Stanford University John S. Knight Journalism Fellow where his research focused on countering misinformation through technology. His prior work includes senior managing and editing roles at Aol News, Agence France-Presse, The Arizona Republic, and he was also selected as the US Department of State’s 189th Franklin Fellow, serving as a media expert providing strategic advising on media outreach and audience engagement. He holds an MBA from Central European University and both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism.

Samantha Sunne

Samantha Sunne (@samanthasunne) is a freelance reporter based in New Orleans, where she runs a journalism/tech group called Hacks/Hackers. She also teaches journalists to utilize data and technology, and publishes a weekly newsletter called "Tools for Reporters."

Jorge Luis Sierra

Jorge Luis Sierra (@latinointx) focuses on the intersection of digital technology, investigative journalism and cybersecurity. Sierra develops risk assessment tools and crowd-sourced maps to track crime, corruption and attacks on journalists. An award-winning Mexican investigative reporter and editor, he has covered a range of conflict-related topics such as drug trafficking, organized crime, counterinsurgency and gangs.

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