Correctiv - Recherchen für die Gesellschaft gGmbH
Never before has public opinion been more varied. Never before has public opinion been expressed by less qualified people. We want to guide the way to an editorial society by giving non-journalists and journalists alike the necessary qualifications. Disinformation has dramatically increased thanks to the deliberate dissemination of “fake” news. Every democratic society needs a functioning public, otherwise there is no guarantee that one will be free to form one’s own opinion.
Never before has public opinion been more varied. Millions of people are involved in shaping public opinion, on local news sites, in blogs and through web debates. Alongside the “fourth estate”, a fifth estate has established itself: citizens’ journalism. We will help to strenghten it!
We want to guide the way to an editorial society by giving the necessary qualifications to those people who are interested in quality journalism: local citizens’ reporters as well as bloggers, professionals as well as those knowledgeable voices that speak out in social media.
We want Reporter Factory to be a web academy that contributes to strengthening the credibility of published opinions by:
- Teaching the foundations of the journalist’s trade to citizens who are interested in learning them as well as to those who are involved in the social media in a journalistic capacity
- Making the work done by the classic media more transparent
- Explaining how to recognise attempted disinformation
- Helping to continue the education of journalists
Thanks to the deliberate dissemination of fake news, disinformation has increased dramatically. There is a danger that readers of social media will no longer be able to distinguish genuine from fabricated news and that the credibility of classical and social media alike will suffer in the long run.
In principle, our programme is aimed at two target groups: Citizens who are interested in educating and informing; who want to be able to express themselves better; who want to develop their own media.
Journalists who are starting out in the profession or already have experience.
We would love to receive comments about our project, exchange ideas or similar experiences.