Your readers trust you. They read and share your posts, buy products on your recommendation, change their diet according to what you've shared, and may even vote on certain issues because of what you've told them. Misinformation spreads fast on the internet. What you write today, could end up on several different blogs tomorrow. So you have an enormous responsibility to write accurately and fairly about important, life-changing topics.
How do you know that you're not posting minsinformation or even lies on your blog?
Alden Wicker is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the leading sustainable fashion and travel site EcoCult, President of Ethical Writers & Creatives, plus is a freelance journalist with bylines in Newsweek, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Racked, Refinery29 and more.
In this workshop, Alden will teach you:
The difference between facts and opinions
The fact checking process that legacy media use
The fact checking process that she uses on her own blog
Finding reliable sources that can be trusted
Weeding out untrustworthy sources
The difference between a primary and secondary (or tertiary...) source and why it matters
What to do if you can't verify a fact
What to do if a reader questions the veracity of your work