There will be fake news this weekend. That's for real.
Don't wait until it's Sunday morning where you are to start being suspicious of stories you see.
- Calendars flip to April 1 in Wellington, New Zealand, at 7 a.m. Saturday on the East Coast of the U.S.
- The foolish hour arrives in Sydney, Australia, at 9 a.m. ET. Saturday.
- We know those jokers at the BBC love their April Fools' spoofs.
- Folks may use social media to spread hoaxes before the day begins where they are.
- We'll need to remain vigilant into early next week.
Poynter.org has reposted its "journalist's quick guide to surviving April Fools' Day" here. It's worth a read.
Korva, who is hosting WESUN this week, is going to monitor all NPR platforms starting at 6 a.m. ET Saturday. If she sees you got fooled, she will be around to collect $1. The money will go toward Newscast's annual "Speer's Spring Fling" outing at Six Flags.