Workshop: Think critically about the media and recognise fake news

Workshop: Think critically about the media and recognise fake news


Historical Archives of Novi Sad, 16th May at 4 p.m.

For whom is it intended?
Young people between 18 and 25 years old who are passionately active or interested in media and new technologies (journalism and criticism, online platforms, digital tools, media theory …). The workshop is a part of the peer-to-peer training for youth about media and new technologies.

What kind of knowledge and skills will participants acquire?
The core idea of the workshop is to encourage critical thinking about media phenomena and media messages. Workshop participants will understand the phenomenon of fake news and the context in which false information is created, but also manners in which this information is manipulated. Also, participants will be enabled to check media content using tools available on the Internet.

How to apply to participate?
Send an application to containing first and last name of the participant and their contact details, specifically until 10th May 2019. Apart from this, interested participants should send a short biography in several sentences in order for the people conducting the workshop to create workshop content in accordance with the competence and the knowledge of participants. A notification about accepted applications will be sent out by Tuesday, 14th May!

Who is leading the workshop?
Valentina Sigeti (1994) works in Novi Sad School of Journalism as project coordinator. She graduated in journalism from the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad in 2017 and during the same year she started master studies in Communicology. In Novi Sad School of Journalism, she is working on projects of media literacy and media discourse analysis. She is especially concerned with topics of media representation, influence of the media, stereotypes and prejudice in the media and harmful influence.

Milovan Nikolić (1996) works in Novi Sad School of Journalism on projects of media production and on a portal deconstructing fake news daily in Serbian media, Fake News Tragač. He is a senior student of journalism at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad. He is especially interested in topics of civil and MOJO journalism, and also photo and video forensics.

Novi Sad School of Journalism is a civil society organisation dealing with development and professionalisation of the media sphere in Serbia and the region, cherishing the values of truth, knowledge and critical approach in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-national environment and nurturing thought-out and tolerant dialogue. Project activities of the organisation are directed towards: raising professional capacities in the media sector, monitoring and analysis of media content, educating different target groups about media literacy, and also public advocating contributing to democratisation and development of civil society and promotion of European values. Novi Sad School of Journalism is the founder of websites and where educational texts about the media are being published, as well as deconstructed fake news in Serbian media.