BACOOR, Cavite – The RealTalk team held here on Saturday its first of many campus tours to discuss the importance of data in journalism, as well as basic tips on how to fact check news sources.

RealTalk Founder Vino Lucero talked about the beginnings of RealTalk Factchecker and how it aims to impact political discourse in the Philippines in front of more than 160 high school students from Victorious Christian Montessori.

“Like what the name gives away, we want to see the politicians, public servants, and opinion leaders keep it real by sticking to factual claims, statements based on reality, and citing credible sources in their releases,” Lucero said.

The RealTalk founder also discussed the basic steps of fact checking, and how to check the credibility of an information source online.

Students were also given advice on how to hone campus journalism skills, how to survive college, and some tips on how to choose a career path.

RealTalk was given the opportunity to provide the inspiration talk during the 2017 Journalism Summit organized by the Union of Journalists of the Philippines – University of the Philippines (UJP-UP).

Aside from the inspirational talk, UJP-UP also gave the students a whole-day training on news writing, features writing, sports writing, media literacy, editorial cartooning, opinion writing, and photojournalism. — RealTalk, February 7, 2017

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