Bhandral a TV journalist and a Google trained News Verifier and verification trainer conducted a workshop on Fact-checking & Verification for videos and photos was held at Madhoprasad Saraf Hall for MACJ, TYBMM and FYBMM students by Google-verified trainer and former CNBC producer and journalist Shweta Khanna Bhandral on 25 January, 2025.
The journalism students found the practical training useful and appreciated the various tools presented by the trainer in the two-hour workshop that is popular all over India.
The students freely interacted with the trainer, asking her all kinds of questions about the various uses of verification for different genres in media and how technical tools can be used in investing stories.
Students used their laptops and phones to fact-check both videos and photographs from social media and fake news websites and find the original images and screenshots.
The sessions ended with students interacting with the trainer and asking questions related to verification, reporting and polarisation in television news.