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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDJN 120</span>

CDJN 120 Magazine Fact-Checking and Research

Certificate Credit
Communication & Design Program Area

Duration: 19.5 Hours
Fee: $421.07* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)

Independent fact-checking happens mainly at magazines, but the skills taught in this course can be used in any medium. In the magazine business, fact-checking is a key entry-level job, a way for aspiring writers or editors to learn how a magazine works and how professional writers put together a story, and to develop relationships with editors that can lead to assignments or jobs. For writers, the more they know about what happens to an article in fact-checking, the better prepared they'll be to provide what editors want - and to protect their copy. This course looks at why magazines employ fact-checkers; how fact-checking fits into the editorial process; how to document fact-checking according to industry standards; what to check and what not to check; finding research sources and judging their authority; the fact-checking telephone interview; working with writers and editors; and legal and ethical considerations.

**This course will run during the Winter break.

Fall 2018
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2018.
Winter 2019
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Classroom Delivery Option
Tuesday**6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 15 Jan 2019-26 Feb 2019
Spring/Summer 2019
Enrolment for Spring/Summer 2019 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2019

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