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Digital Source Criticism Unveiled: the Future of Fact-checking and Information Verification

Join us for the concluding half-day conference of the Source Criticism and Mediated Disinformation (SCAM) project.

Led by researchers affiliated with the Digital Journalism Research Group at Oslo Metropolitan University, in collaboration with experts from the University of Minnesota, Kristiania University College, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, the SCAM project aims to develop principles and practices of digital source criticism and media and information literacy.

Special emphasis is placed on the detection and countering of disinformation in light of emerging technologies.

At the conference, we will present the latest research outputs and achievements of the SCAM project. We are privileged to feature two keynote addresses from distinguished researchers and practitioners in the fact-checking industry:

You will have the opportunity to engage with fact-checkers from Norway, Denmark, Finland, and Sweden, who shares their insights and experiences from the fact-checking industry within the Nordic countries.

The conference will conclude with discussions on digital source criticism as an approach, visual digital source criticism, and the presentation of the Digital Source Criticism handbook tailored for journalism bachelor students and enthusiasts in the media and communication field.

The conference is organized by OsloMet University and Kristiania University College, with the support of the Research Council of Norway.

Photo: John Schnobrich/Unsplash.

  • Programme

    This is a provisional programme. Changes may occur.

    9:00 Digital Source Criticism and the Anti-Disinformation Field: A Project Overview

    • Steen Steensen (OsloMet)
    • Oscar Westlund (OsloMet)
    • Bente Kalsnes (Kristiania University College)

    9:30 Keynote 1: Network Analysis of the Global Fact-checking movement and its challenges, with Lucas Graves (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

    10:00: Break

    10:15 Keynote 2: Fact-checking for open societies. Will Moy (Campbell Foundation)

    10:45 Panel Discussion: Fact-checking Practices and the Anti-disinformation Field in the Nordics

    • Daniel Greneaa Hansen (Tjekdet, Denmark)
    • Pipsa Havula (Faktabaari, Finland)
    • Morten Langfeldt Dahlback (Faktisk, Norway)
    • Åsa Larsson (Källkritikbyrån, Sweden)

    11:15 Break

    11:30 Digital source criticism: Approach and practice

    • Steen Steensen (OsloMet)
    • Ståle Grut (UiO)
    • Lasha Kavtaradze (OsloMet/Kristiania University College)

    12:10-13:00 Light lunch and refreshments