Webinars

Mark your calendars to spend “Third Thursdays with the LAB” each month throughout 2021. Webinars are free to LAB members. Questions? Contact Laura Smith at (225) 267-4522 or email laura@broadcasters.org


December 8, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT
“Battling Bias”

Poynter Institute Webinar Series: 

  • Where do our biases come from? 
  • How do we recognize our own biases? 
  • Eight kinds of biases that can influence our journalism (these don’t make you a bad person, they mean you are normal) 
  • How biases influence who is in and out of our coverage 
  • How you can find new voices that will give you new insights, even on deadline 
  • How biases even show up in our Google searches 
  • The MOST likely place your biases might show up in a carefully crafted story

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Register online here: https://bit.ly/3A3Nip7


January 4, 2022 | 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT
“Fighting Fakes and Truth Decay”

Poynter Institute Webinar Series: 

  • Where does information come from and who is behind it? 
  • Why do people spread disinformation? 
  • How can you detect fake photos? 
  • What is metadata and what will it tell you? 
  • What does every journalist need to understand about algorithms? 
  • See the newest tools fakers use to alter video and audio. 
  • How to use polysearch tools to get to the root of an images’ origin.

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Register online here: https://bit.ly/3a2wrbp