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First Draft’s Essential Guide to…

In our Essential Guides to reporting on disinformation, we cover news gathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more. Each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges of digital journalism in the modern age.

  1. Understanding information disorder: understand the essentials of mis- and disinformation
  2. Responsible reporting in an age of disinformation: learn what you should be asking yourself to report ethically and effectively on disinformation
  3. Newsgathering and monitoring on the social web: find sources, monitor conversations, understand behaviours, track events and find the issues that affect a community
  4. Verifying online information: concepts, tools and checklists to make sure you get it right
  5. Closed spaces, messaging apps and online ads: learn how to use closed messaging apps like Telegram, WhatsApp or Discord for reporting and understand the ethical issues