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Best practices for publishing user-generated content

Best practices for publishing user-generated content | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"The Associated Press has updated its AP Stylebook with an expanded section on best practices for handling user-generated content. Here are a few of the AP Stylebook's tips."

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When news organizations accept content from users, the news professonals need to follow professional standards. 

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Q&A on podcasting and journalism with Claire Wardle

Q&A on podcasting and journalism with Claire Wardle | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"User generated content comes in all forms and the sheer quantity of material is eye-watering. The most talented journalists today are those who can find the best material and verify it as quickly as possible. The best way of verifying content is to contact the person who uploaded it, and to ask them detailed questions about where they are, what they can see ... Verifying user generated content is much harder than people think, it’s not just a case of doing a search of Twitter and publishing the first thing you see."

 

(Published March 13, 2012.) Claire Wardle is Director of Development and Integration at Storyful. Previously she developed social media training for BBC journalists.

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Storyful - Tips for verifying images and videos from UGC

Finding the Wisdom in the Crowd:

 

“The Storyful development team is building products that will help our journalists and clients map influence and connections within social media conversations and get an early warning of changes in their speed or intensity.

 

“We are also working to scale the techniques our editorial team has perfected in validating videos and images. At its core, this process is built around a checklist ... [LIST] ... Our approach to rating sources and the video they upload revolves around another checklist ... [LIST]”

 

This stuff is excellent!

 

(Published July 19, 2012.)

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