Eyewitnesses have always been central to how journalists cover the news, but social media presents new challenges in how they are contacted and credited.
Fergus Bell, founder of Dig Deeper Media, looked at some of the risks and responsibilities involved with contacting sources on social media at the recent First Draft Live training day at AJ+ in San Francisco.
Watch his talk at #FDLive3 here and find links to the other presentations from the series below.
Other videos from #FDLive3 at AJ+
- P Kim Bui explains how Reportedly develop sources on social media
- Tom Trewinnard shows how journalists can collaborate with their community around verifying hoaxes and newsworthy information, and how best to communicate when a hoax is debunked
- Alastair Reid highlights some tools and techniques for verification which can be used with the First Draft verification guide
Videos from #FDLive at The New York Times:
Joe Galvin explains how Storyful set up their newsroom to find breaking news on social media
- Claire Wardle gives a run down of verification as a process, with tools and tips to help
- Craig Silverman discusses fake news: Sources, types and solutions
Videos from #FDLive at the Guardian:
- Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins discusses advanced geolocation in Syria
- Storyful’s Eliza Mackintosh details verification in the context of terror attacks
- Reportedly’s Malachy Browne shows how he used verification techniques to get an exclusive story of bombs shipped to Yemen
Follow First Draft on Twitter and Facebook to find out about the next #FDLive event.