Fact-checking vs journalism and other questions
BOOM Fact Check
15:45 hours – 17:15 hours, 13th April 2021 (Tuesday)
Venue: Zoom link will be sent to registered participants
26/C, Electronic City, Hosur Road, Bangalore
About the talk: What is fact-checking and how is it different from journalism? What is the role of technology in fact-checking? How effective are fact-checks in the fight against misinformation and disinformation? In a loosely structured session, H R Venkatesh tackles these and other interesting questions about the role of truth and facts in an era of information overload.
Speaker Bio: H R Venkatesh is Director, Training and Research at BOOM FactCheck, where he runs an initiative called ‘Media Buddhi’. Prior to joining BOOM, he was a John S. Knight Fellow in journalism at Stanford University. Venkatesh is a journalist and has previously been a founding editor at The Quint and a Senior Anchor at CNN-IBN. He is from Bangalore, but now lives in New Delhi. Venkatesh was educated at Bangalore, Symbiosis and Oxford universities.