Over the last decade newsrooms have spent a lot of time building their digital toolbox. But today we need a new toolbox for building trust
How understanding the public's motivations can help journalists combat rumors and foster more trustworthy coverage
As real-time reporting becomes the norm on social media, Josh Stearns argues that journalists should lead their communities to gain their trust
'Increasingly, newsrooms need to have both boots on the ground and eyes on the web,' says Josh Stearns, but this brings a new dynamic with online audiences
Journalism is nothing without trust, and recent research shows it takes a long time to build but can be broken in an instant.
Facebook, Twitter and Google already have disaster response features. Why not help eyewitnesses protect and understand their rights as well?
Fake articles mostly go under the radar, but have the potential to cause lasting damage. Here are some red flags to help spot them
When fakes often travel faster than the truth, injecting a bit of fun into debunking could help get the message across more effectively, argues Josh Stearns
San Bernardino’s fake eyewitness highlights the need to vet Twitter sources
Verification of eyewitness media and social media reporting are critical skills for today’s journalists, but aren't yet a central part of journalism education
How a one person newsroom based on Facebook built a community of more than 200,000 people to help beat back rumors and misinformation
Advice from Josh Stearns on what app makers should be thinking about in terms of eyewitness media technology
Verification should be a partnership with your community
The events of April 15 2013 were a lesson in everything that can go wrong in breaking news coverage, but it taught the news industry and wider Internet some important lessons in getting news right