Know who to trust online and how to separate fact from fiction with this two-day course.

The internet has revolutionised the way we do journalism. There’s a treasure trove of information and data that can help you uncover hidden truths. But how do we know where to look, who to trust and what to believe? Learn from renowned investigative journalists how to follow people trails, document trails and money trails on the internet, and how to vet your sources properly. We’ll also equip you with the skills to easily spot and counter “fake news” and manipulated content like deep-fakes. 

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

  • Follow people, document and money trails online
  • Use open-source data to supercharge your investigation 
  • Refine your internet searches to uncover the information you need
  • Investigate people and social media accounts 
  • Use digital tools to verify information 
  • Spot and counter false information

Course Details

Duration: Two days
Location: Johannesburg or online
Group size: 3-20 participants

How it works: This course can either be run as a block course (two consecutive days) or one day 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.