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How to verify information from tweets: Check it out

How to verify information from tweets: Check it out | Investigative journalism industry and academia | Scoop.it
Journalists should treat information we gather on social media the same way we treat information gathered any other way, or an assurance from Mom that she loves you: Check it out. My #twutorial ser...
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A useful article for journalists and bloggers about verifying information on Twitter.

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PostGradDad's comment, January 23, 2013 4:10 AM
Seems odd to me that we now have a whole 'industry' of fact checkers. I've always thought that this is what journalists should be doing...
Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 23, 2013 9:28 AM
I didn't think we could afford people who are just 'fact checkers' when full time professionals are being made redundant.
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The problem Leveson can't solve: we want newspapers to lie to us

The problem Leveson can't solve: we want newspapers to lie to us | Investigative journalism industry and academia | Scoop.it
"As long as our insatiable demand for trashy gossip and comforting lies remains it will continue to be satisfied by any means possible", writes Martin Robbins.
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Another point of view.

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Nash Petropoulos's comment, January 23, 2013 9:44 PM
'By any means possible' - it does boil down to supply and demand to a certain extent. the question is what happens when fixes of online 'junk food' becomes so addictive that we can't remember the last time we had a filling portion of online 'wholesome, veggie packed, slow cooked' food? great article
Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 24, 2013 2:20 AM
Look at reality tv shows!
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Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Story-based inquiry: a manual for investigative journalists | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Investigative journalism industry and academia | Scoop.it
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This manual for investigative journalism can be downloaded from the website. I found it to be a great educational and training resource. 

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PostGradDad's comment, January 21, 2013 6:54 PM
Fantastic resource!
Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 22, 2013 1:54 AM
Thanks! I also thought it was pretty neat!
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Investigative Journalism : How Four Corners researches stories

Investigative Journalism : How Four Corners researches stories | Investigative journalism industry and academia | Scoop.it
What makes investigative journalism different from ordinary reporting? Daily reporters are deluged with transitory events which often obscure the larger issues; the gaffes, media releases, staged p...
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Australian journalist and academic Alan Knight provides an interesting insight about researching investigative stories. Four Corners is a reputable investigative journalism program broadcasted on ABC. 

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Ten quick tips for investigative reporting | IJNet

Ten quick tips for investigative reporting | IJNet | Investigative journalism industry and academia | Scoop.it
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.
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Some basic tips for investigative reporting.

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Investigating Investigative Journalism

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John Oliver discovers that pretend news is the media world’s sole remaining home for intrepid investigative journalists.
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| Crikey

now with extra source
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Some of the brilliant names from Australian journalism industry. Many of these have also been affiliated with the academia.

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Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 23, 2013 9:25 AM
I am sort of a newbie in Australian journalism. From my personal experience and observation of people like Wendy Bacon and Bill Birnbauer, I would say they are right on track. What exactly did Pilger do?
PostGradDad's comment, January 23, 2013 6:23 PM
Although he's been based in the UK for some time, he certainly got his start in investigative journalism here and has long been one of my favourites. See http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/john-pilger-56810.html
Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 24, 2013 2:21 AM
Oh right!!! I remember him now! He should definetly be there. Agreed :)
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How to verify information from tweets: Check it out

How to verify information from tweets: Check it out | Investigative journalism industry and academia | Scoop.it
Journalists should treat information we gather on social media the same way we treat information gathered any other way, or an assurance from Mom that she loves you: Check it out. My #twutorial ser...
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A useful article for journalists and bloggers about verifying information on Twitter.

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PostGradDad's comment, January 23, 2013 4:10 AM
Seems odd to me that we now have a whole 'industry' of fact checkers. I've always thought that this is what journalists should be doing...
Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 23, 2013 9:28 AM
I didn't think we could afford people who are just 'fact checkers' when full time professionals are being made redundant.
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Leveson's chief inquisitor calls UK press 'most unruly and irreverent in world'

Leveson's chief inquisitor calls UK press 'most unruly and irreverent in world' | Investigative journalism industry and academia | Scoop.it
Robert Jay also dismisses as 'scaremongering' concerns over statutory underpinning of press regulator, during speech in Singapore. By Josh Halliday
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Leveson Inquiry points out the worst angle of UK press.

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Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 22, 2013 1:54 AM
Pleasure :)
Angela Spinney's comment, January 22, 2013 8:39 PM
Thank God for The Guardian! Have you heard that an Australian edition is starting soon?
Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 23, 2013 9:29 AM
Now that is a good news!