Tag: verification

by Julie Keck

1. New guide gives reporters a leg up on climate adaptation story (A. Adam Glenn / Reynolds Journalism Institute) 2. Alex MacCallum named head of video at New York Times (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Who isn’t listening to Public Radio (Justin Fox / Bloomberg View) 4. Google-backed First Draft Coalition launches a site to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How student journalists at Mizzou are telling a local story that’s become national (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. #BlackOnCampus draws attention to African-American students’ experiences (Andy Thomason / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. How journalism schools can train a new generation of fierce fact checkers (Josh Stearns / Medium) 4. Your dissertation is almost […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore a tool that checks the authenticity of photos, and we see a new approach to audio news on the Web. PART 1: Verified Pixel Project It can be difficult and time-consuming to verify that user-submitted photos really do show what they purport to show, especially during fast-moving news stories. So the […] more »

by Anthony Adornato

Misinformation can spread like a disease on social media. Journalists and news organizations have taken the bait, reporting inaccurate information gathered from social media. We’ve seen this in cases such as the Boston Marathon bombings and Hurricane Sandy, among many other examples. “What’s the Real Deal?” is an exercise that teaches students to be critical of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The petty etiquette of discrimination (Noah Berlatsky / The Atlantic) 2. Wall Street and Silicon Valley form an uneasy alliance (Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times) 3. In a bid for modern coverage, student paper tries a new Medium (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. Snapchat’s Discover feature is giving advertisers millions of video […] more »

by Meagan Doll

In an age that craves immediacy and information, processes of verification are more important than ever, but not necessarily the norm. A new report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism produced by Craig Silverman details the ways news outlets spread — and debunk — rumors and misinformation. He found that many news outlets take few […] more »

by Madeleine Bair

The instinct to believe what we see has made video a driving force in news coverage, but it has also been exploited as a powerful tool for manipulation. As journalists and crisis responders increasingly look toward YouTube, social media, and their audiences for firsthand footage of developing stories, they can find themselves the target of […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why the New York Times built a tool for crowdsourced time travel (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Hong Kong: The difficult task of verifying news amidst censorship and social media (Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment (Alyssa Rosenberg / The Washington Post) […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn about a collaboration to build an open-source commenting and discussion platform for news organizations, and we explore how the Verification Handbook can help inform the use of citizen-generated materials. PART 1: Building a new engagement platform The New York Times, the Washington Post and Mozilla are working together to build an […] more »

by Julie Posetti

The rapid spread of online misinformation was voted one of the top 10 trends facing the world in 2014 by members of the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils. In this third installment in the PBS MediaShift series on the 2014 Trends in Newsrooms report, Julie Posetti and Craig Silverman report on social media verification trends. Read the other installments […] more »