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Home > Journalism Training > Covering and Protecting Your Elections > Philadelphia, September 25

Covering and Protecting Your Elections
September 25

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

The Details

September 25, 1-5 p.m.

Lenfest Institute for Journalism
801 Market St.
3rd floor


Parking Info
Coming soon

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 Lenfest Institute for Journalism.


1 p.m.
Introduction, Agenda & Overview

1:20 p.m.
Data Journalism

2:45 p.m.
Safety & Security

3:30 p.m.
Verification & Fact Checking

4:35 p.m.
Ethics & Elections

5 p.m.
Online Resources & Wrap-up

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.

Frank Bi

Frank Bi (@frankiebi) is an editorial engineer at SB Nation where he works on the storytelling team designing and developing interactives and longform features. He lives in New York City.

David Boardman

David Boardman (@dlboardman) is the Dean of the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University, one of the nation's largest such schools. Formerly, he was Editor of The Seattle Times, the largest news organization in the Pacific Northwest. Under his leadership, the newspaper won four Pulitzer Prizes and was a finalist for 10 others. He also serves as chair of three significant journalism nonprofits: the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and the Solutions Journalism Network.

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