Become a discerning media consumer: know what (and who) to believe on the web, and why in this one-day course.

If you’re like most of us, you get a lot of your news and information from social media, websites and other corners of the internet. But do you really know who and what to trust on the web? The ability to navigate the media is a crucial life skill in today’s digital world, one that helps you make informed decisions about every facet of your life. The good news is that media literacy is something that you can easily sharpen. Learn to think critically about what you’re seeing, reading and hearing from seasoned journalists and media experts, who will give you the lowdown on media techniques and how to check your facts. Beat the scammers by becoming more media-savvy and avoid information overload by zoning in on credible, useful sources. 

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: 

  • Find and evaluate valuable sources of news and information online
  • Easily spot mimic sites, trojan horse articles and fake posts 
  • Distinguish between facts, opinions, news and truth 
  • Understand the basic principles of journalism and fact checking 
  • Sniff out suspect content (a.k.a. “fake” news) and avoid scams 
  • Pick up on and help combat bias in the media 
  • Improve your internet research skills

Course Details

Duration: One day
Location: Johannesburg or online
Group size: 3-20 participants

How it works: This course can either be run as a block course (one full day of training) or two half-days of training weekly over two weeks.


Nala Academy prides itself on offering the best, by the best. We provide a range of online and in-person courses for journalists, editors and content producers. Our training is dynamic, contemporary and practical – with course content that evolves as quickly as the industry does. 

Our core training team includes some of the most recognised names in media in Africa who have built, led and worked for some of the biggest media brands on the continent. We also bring in prominent global journalists and communicators as guest trainers. 

To sign up for this course or enquire about our other offerings, get in touch.