Making sure newsworthy pictures and videos are real is more important than ever, but that doesn’t mean journalists have to do it alone.
At the recent First Draft Live event at AJ+ in San Francisco, Meedan’s Tom Trewinnard showed how journalists can collaborate with their audiences around verification, and detailed some of the most effective ways to communicate when something is fake.
Watch Tom’s talk 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
- Fergus Bell details some of the risks and responsibilities journalists have working with eyewitnesses on social media, and how to protect them
- 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
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