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Online news can be a valuable source of intelligence about people, companies, trends, and more, but it’s a challenge - even for the most experienced searcher - to find accurate, timely stories. Between too many or not enough results and the overabundance of fake news and opinion, it can take a lot of time, money, and patience to separate fact from fiction.

In this course, we’ll cover tips and strategies from an expert researcher and investigator for finding and using the news for background investigations, due diligence, locating assets, or making smarter decisions. You’ll learn how to select the best sources and evaluate articles for misinformation and fake news, and Marcy will take you through her 3-step process for finding what you need quickly and efficiently.

Course Key Concepts: News searching, Online news searching, Investigative Research, Online research, Gathering intelligence, Research skills, Internet searching, Web searching, Due diligence, Background investigations.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of news articles for gathering intelligence or conducting research.
  • Explore the issues and challenges of online news searching.
  • Identify the types of sources for online news and steps for evaluating what you find.
  • Discover a 3-step process for effective searching, retrieval, and use of online news articles.
Last updated/reviewed: May 03, 2021

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  1:58Introduction to How to Search Online News for Due Diligence and Background Investigations
  9:52Why News?
  7:00Issues and Challenges
  4:48How to Become a Skeptic
  12:283 Steps for Better Results: Step 1 - Prepare
  17:08Step 2 - Search
  3:46Step 3 - Action
  1:28Summary
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  58:28How to Search Online News for Due Diligence and Background Investigations
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: How to Search Online News for Due Diligence and Background Investigations
  PDFHow to Search Online News for Due Diligence and Background Investigations Glossary/ Index
  PDFNews-Supplemental-Resources & Checklist
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM