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  • Ethics, Urgency & Accuracy Steve Buttry Southern Regional Press Institute Savannah State University Feb. 20, 2014 #srpi
  • Read more about it • • • • stevebuttry.wordpress.com (#twutorial) slideshare.net/stevebuttry @stevebuttry stephenbuttry@gmail.com
  • Which is more important? • Getting the news first? Or getting it right? This is a false choice: If you don’t have it right, you didn’t get it first. You want to publish quickly as soon as you verify facts. Story unfolds, rather than waiting to publish complete story.
  • Chapters: • Verification funamentals • Verifying usergenerated content • Verifying images • Verifying videos • Preparing for disaster coverage • Verification checklists verificationhandbook.net
  • Vetting & verifying • Track back RTs, etc. to source • Look for clusters • Location enabled? • Evaluate the network • Evaluate the history • Links, photos? • Take it old school • Disclose, hedge, repeat • Be brave only in correction Tips from Craig Silverman, Regret the Error
  • Evaluating tweeps • • • • • • How long have they been tweeting? Check previous tweets, interaction Check bio, links Check Klout score Google name and scam, spammer Contact & interview Tips from Mandy Jenkins, Zombie Journalism
  • Always answer: “How do you know that?”
  • Read more about it • • • • stevebuttry.wordpress.com slideshare.net/stevebuttry @stevebuttry stephenbuttry@gmail.com
  • Chapters: • Verification funamentals • Verifying usergenerated content • Verifying images • Verifying videos • Preparing for disaster coverage • Verification checklists verificationhandbook.net