It’s been almost three months since Storyful was acquired by News Corp. Today, Storyful’s CEO Mark Little reflects on the state of social journalism and outlines the ten key principles which will continue to guide the company. Does anybody else feel like the business of journalism just ...
2013 was full of key media milestones: The entry of successful entrepreneurs into the news business, the meteoric rise of BuzzFeed, and the re-emergence of long-form journalism.We attended The Future of Media Conference at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for the second year in a row to explore what’s happening in the media and what’s to come.The conference boasted a star-studded set of speakers, starting with media entrepreneur and explorer, Chas Edwards of Pop-Up Magazine and the much-awaited California Sunday, and closing with Todd Yellin, VP of Product Innovation at Netflix.We share 10 takeaways from the day....
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The Verification Handbook, released two months ago by the European Journalism Centre, features tools and advice on verifying content in breaking news situations.
From book intro: "The Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid responders, which provides step-by-step guidelines for using user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.
In a crisis situation, social networks are overloaded with situational updates, calls for relief, reports of new developments, and rescue information. Reporting the right information is often critical in shaping responses from the public and relief workers; it can literally be a matter of life or death.
The Handbook prescribes best practice advice on how to verify and use this information provided by the crowd, as well as actionable advice to facilitate disaster preparedness in newsrooms.
While it primarily targets journalists and aid providers, the Handbook can be used by anyone. It’s advice and guidance are valuable whether you are a news journalist, citizen reporter, relief responder, volunteer, journalism school student, emergency communication specialist, or an academic researching social media."
Index (I only mention the chapters here):
Chapter 1: When Emergency News BreaksChapter 2: Verification Fundaments: Rules to Live ByChapter 3: Verifying User-Generated ContentChapter 4: Verifying ImagesChapter 5: Verifying VideoChapter 6: Putting the Human Crowd to WorkChapter 7: Adding the Computer Crowd to the Human CrowdChapter 8: Preparing for Disaster CoverageChapter 9: Creating a Verification Process and Checklist(s)Chapter 10: Verification Tools
Editors of the Handbook: Editor: Craig Silverman, The Poynter Institute Copyeditor: Merrill Perlman, the American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
Each chapter is analyzed with information, tips and many case studies. PDF version, 112 pages. A Must download and read!
IJNet.org is the premier global website for journalists and media managers to learn about training and networking opportunities. The site and its weekly e-mail bulletin reports on the latest innovations, resources and awards. IJNet publishes in Arabic, Chinese, English, Persian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Users come from more than 185 countries.
Donors and media-training groups use IJNet to publicize their work to an ever-growing community dedicated to improving journalism.
In 2009, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Web, Jason Rubin and I talked to Tim Berners-Lee about his invention and its future, the Semantic Web, which he described as “the Web of data.” Twenty years on, the World Wide Web has proven itself both ubiquitous and indispensible. Did you anticipate it would reach this status, and in this time frame?
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