Application opens for 2022 Global Fact-Checking mentorship programBy Pamela Ephraim on November 29, 2021
The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute is accepting applications for a global mentorship program that will run from March 21, 2022, to August 15, 2022.
The mentorship program aims to leverage the expertise of member organisations in the peer-to-peer exchange of information.
Up to $450,000 will be awarded, with both mentors and mentees receiving compensation.
Mentorship topics include detecting misinformation on social media, communicating fact-checks with innovative formats, industry collaboration, media literacy, training and operations, health and science misinformation and more.
An independent panel of judges will evaluate and select applicants and organisations who are experienced in fact-checking, journalism and media literacy, and education and training.
Selected mentors will receive $50,000, while mentees will receive $5,000 upon completion of the training.
Eligible mentors can be IFCN signatories, fact-checking organisations, and ecosystem partners that have demonstrated success or expertise in a given area. Mentors will be required to provide educational materials to support other fact-checkers & journalists.