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Join us for ‘Ground Truth in Open Internet’ — the new Creative Commons Open Journalism Webinar Series and Training

Events, Open Journalism

“Carry The Truth Forward” by Teo Georgiev for Fine Acts licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Journalism provides a crucial public service. Access to verifiable information and stories that question the underlying terrain of power is critical to democratic societies. Yet, journalism as we know it faces existential new challenges. Increasingly, journalists face work-halting financial and ethical challenges, as well as threats to their physical and digital safety, when sharing information online. Misinformation and disinformation campaigns in the media challenge collective notions of ground truth. They challenge the bedrock and meaning of open internet.

Journalism also faces newfound opportunities, as the tectonic plates of power shift in our shared digital landscape. We witness the rising role of nonprofit media sources, filling gaps where traditional media organizations have shuttered; the rising power of crowdsourcing information and fact checking, and a powerful new role an open internet can play in knowledge sharing.

Introducing our Ground Truth in Open Internet Series

Join us as we explore what public, open options our news needs, and how to take advantage of these options. Through particular cases in Brazil, Croatia, India, the US, as well as global examples, the webinar series explores topics of: 

This webinar series will culminate in a ½ day training providing: 

Key Dates and Session Information

Open Internet and Journalism

Addressing Misinformation and Disinformation Campaigns: a Community Led Approach

Risks with Digital Platforms: Language and Narrative Power 

*Unfortunately the recording for this session is not available*

Gunfire and Ground Truth: Investigative Journalism Using Creative Commons

CC licenses and Combatting Disinformation Campaigns

Free Online Training

Overview of CC and Community Networking

Copyright Basics: a “101” Level Training on International Copyright and CC Licenses

How to Use CC Licenses and Find Open Media

Open Practices, and Copyright: Q&A Discussion with CC Deputy General Counsel Kat Walsh and CC Director of Open Knowledge, Dr. Cable Green

Google News: Overview of Free Training Options with Google News Teaching Fellow, Mary Nahorniak


Join us for our Ground Truth in Open Internet series from January to March 2022 from wherever you are, as we explore what public, open options our news and media need, and how we can use these options.

Posted 14 January 2022