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The most powerful tool to get a lede in a reporter’s bag used to be public records. Now it’s social media. In this session, we’ll tap into the endless resource that is social media. We’ll show you how to search for sources, get story ideas and fact check.

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  1. 1. The Social Reporter Using  Twitter  to  track  sources @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
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  4. 4. Goals • Use  social  media  to  enhance  your  storytelling   ability • Crowdsource  for  story  ideas • Increase  your  readership  through  social   media • Create  a  two-­‐way  conversation  with   journalismSaturday, March 2, 13
  5. 5. What we will cover • Social  Media  Platforms • Twitter,  Facebook,  LinkedIn,  Instagram,  YouTube • Social  Media  Tools • Tweetdeck,  Monitter,  Tweetbeep,  Politiwoops • Using  Social  Media • Crowdsourcing,  promoting,  sources • Social  Media  in  the  newsroom • When  is  it  part  of  the  story?Saturday, March 2, 13
  6. 6. The technology is new, “social” is not. @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  7. 7. The technology is new, “social” is not. • Newspapers • Newspaper  boys,  letters  to  the  editor,  op-­‐ed,  storefront • Radio • Remotes,  contests,  callers • Television • Liveshots,  man  on  the  street,  reading  letters  on  airSaturday, March 2, 13
  8. 8. So what happened? Why  aren’t  we  all  rolling  around  in  piles  of  money  in  black  and  white? @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  9. 9. @Journo2Go People  left  the  city.Saturday, March 2, 13
  10. 10. @Journo2Go People  left  the  city.Saturday, March 2, 13
  11. 11. @Journo2Go People  left  the  city.Saturday, March 2, 13
  12. 12. @Journo2Go People  left  the  city.Saturday, March 2, 13
  13. 13. @Journo2Go People  left  the  city.Saturday, March 2, 13
  14. 14. TV and Radio @Journo2Go TV  and  radio  moved  to  the  suburbs.Saturday, March 2, 13
  15. 15. TV and Radio @Journo2Go TV  and  radio  moved  to  the  suburbs.Saturday, March 2, 13
  16. 16. Newspapers The  newspapers  stayed  in  the  buildings  downtown  and  bought  each  other  and  made  a  lot  of  money.Saturday, March 2, 13
  17. 17. Newspapers The  newspapers  stayed  in  the  buildings  downtown  and  bought  each  other  and  made  a  lot  of  money.Saturday, March 2, 13
  18. 18. Newspapers Then  the  Internet  came  along...Saturday, March 2, 13
  19. 19. Newspapers And  people  felt  disconnected  from  their  newspapers.Saturday, March 2, 13
  20. 20. Newspapers But  they  still  wanted  to  be  social.Saturday, March 2, 13
  21. 21. Newspapers And  social  networking  was  born!Saturday, March 2, 13
  22. 22. Social Networking vs. Social Media • Social  media  is  the  ability  to  easily  share  content  with  individuals  and   networks  and  receive  feedback. • Social  networking  is  the  ability  to  create,  upload  or  remix  content  while   controlling  whom  you  connect  with  in  addition  to  the  abilities  of  social  media.Saturday, March 2, 13
  23. 23. Evolution of Social Media • Email • Easy  was  to  share  content  with  your  network • Discussion  Boards  and  Forums • Public  space  to  share  content  and  links • Blogs • Ability  to  create  content  for  social  media,  but  is  not  a  “network.” • Crowdsourced  Editing • Digg,  Reddit  and  StumbleUponSaturday, March 2, 13
  24. 24. Evolution of Social Media • Document,  File  and  Video  Sharing • Flickr  and  YouTube  with  commenting • Geolocative • Foursquare • Now  imbedded  in  most  social  media  forums  and  social  networks. • Become  essential  for  news  organizations  to  Sind  sources  relevant  to  stories • Also  the  foundation  for  advertising  efforts  combined  with  personal  infoSaturday, March 2, 13
  25. 25. Evolution of Social NetworksSaturday, March 2, 13
  26. 26. Struggle for your time online • Browser  wars • Social  Networks  replacing  websites • Sharing  content • Redirecting  your  audienceSaturday, March 2, 13
  27. 27. AP Style in Social Media Why  “UR”  and  “LOLZ”  just  don’t  cut  it. @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  28. 28. Social Media Guidelines • Track  down  sources • Gather  user-­‐generated  content • News  tips • Produce  short-­‐format  original  content • Reactions @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  29. 29. Balancing Public vs. Private • No  one-­‐size-­‐Vits-­‐all  answers • Follow  newsroom  ethics  policy • Nothing  is  private • Not  all  networks  offer  more  than  one   account • Credibility  is  gained  through   consistency @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  30. 30. Sources • Same  vetting  as  a  regular  source • Never  lift  quotes,  photos  or  video  from   social  network  and  attribute  to  the   name  on  the  proVile. • Establish  direct  contact  -­‐  especially  on   important  stories  where  the  subject  is  a   single  person. • Second  source @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  31. 31. Common AP Mistakes • app • Google  Plus • Bluetooth • search  engine  optimization • click-­‐thrus • smartphone • crowdsourcing  (one  word) • unfollow  /  unfriend • end  user  (n.)  end-­‐user  (adj.) • VoIP • e-­‐reader  and  e-­‐book • website • friend,  follow,  like  (n.  and  v.) • the  Web,   @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  32. 32. Abbreviations (Used in Quotes) • 2 • LOL It  is  acceptable  in  instant  messaging  and  text  messaging  to  remove   punctuation  and  characters,  most  often  vowels,  to  save  time  in  typing  or   • 4 • NSFW thumbing  letters. • BFF • POS • BRB • R • C • ROFL • G2G • thx • IDK • U • IMO/IMHO • Y @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  33. 33. The Basics • Handle/Username • Connect  and  interact • Photo • Be  yourself • Bio • Share  what  you  see • Goals • Build  credibility “There’s  a  difference  between  opinion  and  observation.” -­‐  Lou  Ferrara,  AP  managing  editor • Encourage  retweets @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  34. 34. Searching • Lists  (public  and  private) • Twitter  via  Topsy • Videos  by  upload  date • Photos  by  Twitter  or  other  sites • Photobucket,  Twipho,  Flickr,  Picasa,   Ink361 @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  35. 35. Social Media Guidelines for AP Employees • Accounts • Publishing • Opinion • Sourcing • Privacy • Interacting • Retweeting • Deleting • Friending/ • Corrections Following @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  36. 36. So what about news? What  happens  when  the  big  story  breaks?Saturday, March 2, 13
  37. 37. 1. Excitement  over  being  potentially  Virst  to  report  big  news. 2. Uncertainty  over  whether  the  early  word  is  legitimate. Evolution 3. Searching  for  validation.  At  this  point,  people  tend  to  turn  to   traditional  media,  though  there  also  are  those  scornful  of   doubters. 4. Con8irmation.  “The  search  for  meaning,  data  and  tasteless  jokes   will  begin  in  earnest.” 5. Jokes,  pro8its,  and  platitudes.  This  is  when  fake  sites  trying  to   proVit  from  the  even  proliferate,  a  dangerous  time  for  journalists. 6. Action.  People  seek  more  information  from  friends  and  begin  to   act,  such  as  organizing  relief  drives  or  creating  meet-­‐ups. 7. Real  analysis,  usually  in  longer-­‐form  media.Saturday, March 2, 13
  38. 38. Hurricane SandySaturday, March 2, 13
  39. 39. Newtown ShootingSaturday, March 2, 13
  40. 40. Manti Te’o @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  41. 41. Breaking the story down @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  42. 42. Breaking the story down • Timeline @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  43. 43. Breaking the story down • Timeline • Fact  checking @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  44. 44. Breaking the story down • Timeline • Fact  checking • Searching @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  45. 45. Breaking the story down • Timeline • Fact  checking • Searching • What  now? @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  46. 46. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  47. 47. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after Stanfords 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, according to the South Bend Tribune: "Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, swaps phone numbers with Teo. @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  48. 48. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after Stanfords 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, according to the South Bend Tribune: "Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, swaps phone numbers with Teo. 2010-2011: Teo and Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in music, multi-lingual, had dreams grounded in reality and the talent to catch up to them" (South Bend Tribune). "They started out as just friends," Teos father, Brian, told the Tribune in October 2012. "Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there." @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  49. 49. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after Stanfords 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, according to the South Bend Tribune: "Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo Early 2012: extended his hand to the stranger Teo and Kekua become with a warm smile and soulful a couple. They talk on eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, the phone nightly, swaps phone numbers with Teo. according to ESPN. 2010-2011: Teo and Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in music, multi-lingual, had dreams grounded in reality and the talent to catch up to them" (South Bend Tribune). "They started out as just friends," Teos father, Brian, told the Tribune in October 2012. "Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there." @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  50. 50. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after Stanfords 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, according to the South Bend Tribune: "Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo Early 2012: extended his hand to the stranger Teo and Kekua become with a warm smile and soulful a couple. They talk on eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, the phone nightly, swaps phone numbers with Teo. according to ESPN. 2010-2011: Teo and Some time in 2012: Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in Kekua has a car accident somewhere in music, multi-lingual, had dreams California that leaves her "on the brink of grounded in reality and the talent to death" (Sports Illustrated). But when? catch up to them" (South Bend Eight months before she died of cancer, Tribune). "They started out as just in September, reports ESPN. "About the friends," Teos father, Brian, told the time Kekua and Manti became a couple," Tribune in October 2012. "Every reports the South Bend Tribune. April once in a while, she would travel to 28, reports SI. Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there." @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  51. 51. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after June 2012: As Kekua recovers Stanfords 45-38 victory over from her injuries, doctors discover she has Notre Dame in Palo Alto, leukemia. She has a bone-marrow according to the South Bend transplant. ("That was just in June," Brian Tribune: "Their stares got Teo told the South Bend Tribune in pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo Early 2012: October of 2012. "I remember Manti extended his hand to the stranger Teo and Kekua become telling me later she was going to have a with a warm smile and soulful a couple. They talk on bone marrow transplant and, sure enough, eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, the phone nightly, thats exactly what happened. From all I swaps phone numbers with Teo. according to ESPN. knew, she was doing really, really well.") 2010-2011: Teo and Some time in 2012: Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in Kekua has a car accident somewhere in music, multi-lingual, had dreams California that leaves her "on the brink of grounded in reality and the talent to death" (Sports Illustrated). But when? catch up to them" (South Bend Eight months before she died of cancer, Tribune). "They started out as just in September, reports ESPN. "About the friends," Teos father, Brian, told the time Kekua and Manti became a couple," Tribune in October 2012. "Every reports the South Bend Tribune. April once in a while, she would travel to 28, reports SI. Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there." @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  52. 52. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after June 2012: As Kekua recovers Stanfords 45-38 victory over from her injuries, doctors discover she has Notre Dame in Palo Alto, leukemia. She has a bone-marrow according to the South Bend transplant. ("That was just in June," Brian Tribune: "Their stares got Teo told the South Bend Tribune in pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo Early 2012: October of 2012. "I remember Manti extended his hand to the stranger Teo and Kekua become telling me later she was going to have a with a warm smile and soulful a couple. They talk on bone marrow transplant and, sure enough, eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, the phone nightly, thats exactly what happened. From all I swaps phone numbers with Teo. according to ESPN. knew, she was doing really, really well.") 2010-2011: Teo and Some time in 2012: Summer 2012: Her condition Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in Kekua has a car accident somewhere in improves. Kekua "eventually" graduates from music, multi-lingual, had dreams California that leaves her "on the brink of Stanford, according to the South Bend grounded in reality and the talent to death" (Sports Illustrated). But when? Tribune. (A New York Times story, published catch up to them" (South Bend Eight months before she died of cancer, Oct. 13, identifies her as a "Stanford Tribune). "They started out as just in September, reports ESPN. "About the alumnus.") She soon takes a turn for the friends," Teos father, Brian, told the time Kekua and Manti became a couple," worse. At some point, she enters treatment, Tribune in October 2012. "Every reports the South Bend Tribune. April apparently at St. Jude Medical Center in once in a while, she would travel to 28, reports SI. Fullerton, Calif. (In a letter obtained by Fox Hawaii, and that happened to be the Sports published Oct. 25, Teo writes to the time Manti was home, so he would parents of a girl dying of cancer: "My meet with her there." girlfriend, when she was at St. Judes in LA, she had a little friend.") Teo talks to Lennay nightly, "going to sleep while on the phone with her," according to Sports Illustrated. "When he woke up in the @Journo2Go morning his phone would show an eight-hour call, and he would hear Lennay breathing on the other end of the line."Saturday, March 2, 13
  53. 53. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after June 2012: As Kekua recovers Stanfords 45-38 victory over from her injuries, doctors discover she has Notre Dame in Palo Alto, leukemia. She has a bone-marrow according to the South Bend transplant. ("That was just in June," Brian Tribune: "Their stares got Teo told the South Bend Tribune in pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo Early 2012: October of 2012. "I remember Manti Sept. 10, 2012: extended his hand to the stranger Teo and Kekua become telling me later she was going to have a Kekua is released from the hospital; with a warm smile and soulful a couple. They talk on bone marrow transplant and, sure enough, Mantis father, Brian, congratulates eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, the phone nightly, thats exactly what happened. From all I her "via telephone" (South Bend swaps phone numbers with Teo. according to ESPN. knew, she was doing really, really well.") Tribune). 2010-2011: Teo and Some time in 2012: Summer 2012: Her condition Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in Kekua has a car accident somewhere in improves. Kekua "eventually" graduates from music, multi-lingual, had dreams California that leaves her "on the brink of Stanford, according to the South Bend grounded in reality and the talent to death" (Sports Illustrated). But when? Tribune. (A New York Times story, published catch up to them" (South Bend Eight months before she died of cancer, Oct. 13, identifies her as a "Stanford Tribune). "They started out as just in September, reports ESPN. "About the alumnus.") She soon takes a turn for the friends," Teos father, Brian, told the time Kekua and Manti became a couple," worse. At some point, she enters treatment, Tribune in October 2012. "Every reports the South Bend Tribune. April apparently at St. Jude Medical Center in once in a while, she would travel to 28, reports SI. Fullerton, Calif. (In a letter obtained by Fox Hawaii, and that happened to be the Sports published Oct. 25, Teo writes to the time Manti was home, so he would parents of a girl dying of cancer: "My meet with her there." girlfriend, when she was at St. Judes in LA, she had a little friend.") Teo talks to Lennay nightly, "going to sleep while on the phone with her," according to Sports Illustrated. "When he woke up in the @Journo2Go morning his phone would show an eight-hour call, and he would hear Lennay breathing on the other end of the line."Saturday, March 2, 13
  54. 54. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after June 2012: As Kekua recovers Stanfords 45-38 victory over from her injuries, doctors discover she has Notre Dame in Palo Alto, leukemia. She has a bone-marrow according to the South Bend transplant. ("That was just in June," Brian Tribune: "Their stares got Teo told the South Bend Tribune in pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo Early 2012: October of 2012. "I remember Manti Sept. 10, 2012: extended his hand to the stranger Teo and Kekua become telling me later she was going to have a Kekua is released from the hospital; with a warm smile and soulful a couple. They talk on bone marrow transplant and, sure enough, Mantis father, Brian, congratulates eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, the phone nightly, thats exactly what happened. From all I her "via telephone" (South Bend swaps phone numbers with Teo. according to ESPN. knew, she was doing really, really well.") Tribune). 2010-2011: Teo and Some time in 2012: Summer 2012: Her condition Sept. 11-12, 2012: Teos grandmother dies in Hawaii. Later, Kekua Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in Kekua has a car accident somewhere in improves. Kekua "eventually" graduates from dies in California. Or is it the other way around? "Teos girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, died Sept. 11 of music, multi-lingual, had dreams complications from leukemia. His grandma, Annette Santiago, died after a long illness less than 24 California that leaves her "on the brink of Stanford, according to the South Bend grounded in reality and the talent to hours later," according to the Sept. 22 South Bend Tribune. No, Annette dies first, according to the death" (Sports Illustrated). But when? Tribune. (A New York Times story, published Oct. 12 South Bend Tribune. In fact, Lennay lives long enough to express condolences over the catch up to them" (South Bend Eight months before she died of cancer, Oct. 13, identifies her as a "Stanford death of Annette: Tribune). "They started out as just in September, reports ESPN. "About the alumnus.") She soon takes a turn for the Less than 48 hours later [after Lennays release from the hospital], at 4 a.m. Hawaii time, Kekua friends," Teos father, Brian, told the time Kekua and Manti became a couple," worse. At some point, she enters treatment, sent a text to Brian and Ottilia, expressing her condolences over the passing of Ottilias mom, Tribune in October 2012. "Every reports the South Bend Tribune. April apparently at St. Jude Medical Center in Annette Santiago, just hours before. once in a while, she would travel to 28, reports SI. Fullerton, Calif. (In a letter obtained by Fox Brian awakened three hours later, saw the text, and sent one back. There was no response. A couple Hawaii, and that happened to be the Sports published Oct. 25, Teo writes to the of hours later, Manti called his parents, his heart in pieces. time Manti was home, so he would parents of a girl dying of cancer: "My Lennay Kekua had died. meet with her there." girlfriend, when she was at St. Judes in LA, Or does Kekua die three days later (New York Post)? Four days (ESPN, CBS)? she had a little friend.") In any case, according to Teos interview with Gene Wojciechowski in a segment aired during the Teo talks to Lennay nightly, "going to sleep Oct. 6 episode of College GameDay, Lennays last words to Teo were "I love you." while on the phone with her," according to Sports Illustrated. "When he woke up in the @Journo2Go morning his phone would show an eight-hour call, and he would hear Lennay breathing on the other end of the line."Saturday, March 2, 13
  55. 55. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after June 2012: As Kekua recovers Stanfords 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, from her injuries, doctors discover she has leukemia. She has a bone-marrow Sept. 12, 2012 (morning): according to the South Bend transplant. ("That was just in June," Brian Teo is informed of his grandmothers passing (Sports Tribune: "Their stares got Teo told the South Bend Tribune in Illustrated). pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo Early 2012: October of 2012. "I remember Manti Sept. 10, 2012: extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful Teo and Kekua become telling me later she was going to have a Kekua is released from the hospital; Sept. 12, 2012 (afternoon): a couple. They talk on bone marrow transplant and, sure enough, Mantis father, Brian, congratulates Teo is informed of Kekuas passing by her older brother, eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, the phone nightly, thats exactly what happened. From all I her "via telephone" (South Bend Koa (Sports Illustrated). swaps phone numbers with Teo. according to ESPN. knew, she was doing really, really well.") Tribune). 2010-2011: Teo and Some time in 2012: Summer 2012: Her condition Sept. 11-12, 2012: Teos grandmother dies in Hawaii. Later, Kekua Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in Kekua has a car accident somewhere in improves. Kekua "eventually" graduates from dies in California. Or is it the other way around? "Teos girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, died Sept. 11 of music, multi-lingual, had dreams complications from leukemia. His grandma, Annette Santiago, died after a long illness less than 24 California that leaves her "on the brink of Stanford, according to the South Bend grounded in reality and the talent to hours later," according to the Sept. 22 South Bend Tribune. No, Annette dies first, according to the death" (Sports Illustrated). But when? Tribune. (A New York Times story, published Oct. 12 South Bend Tribune. In fact, Lennay lives long enough to express condolences over the catch up to them" (South Bend Eight months before she died of cancer, Oct. 13, identifies her as a "Stanford death of Annette: Tribune). "They started out as just in September, reports ESPN. "About the alumnus.") She soon takes a turn for the Less than 48 hours later [after Lennays release from the hospital], at 4 a.m. Hawaii time, Kekua friends," Teos father, Brian, told the time Kekua and Manti became a couple," worse. At some point, she enters treatment, sent a text to Brian and Ottilia, expressing her condolences over the passing of Ottilias mom, Tribune in October 2012. "Every reports the South Bend Tribune. April apparently at St. Jude Medical Center in Annette Santiago, just hours before. once in a while, she would travel to 28, reports SI. Fullerton, Calif. (In a letter obtained by Fox Brian awakened three hours later, saw the text, and sent one back. There was no response. A couple Hawaii, and that happened to be the Sports published Oct. 25, Teo writes to the of hours later, Manti called his parents, his heart in pieces. time Manti was home, so he would parents of a girl dying of cancer: "My Lennay Kekua had died. meet with her there." girlfriend, when she was at St. Judes in LA, Or does Kekua die three days later (New York Post)? Four days (ESPN, CBS)? she had a little friend.") In any case, according to Teos interview with Gene Wojciechowski in a segment aired during the Teo talks to Lennay nightly, "going to sleep Oct. 6 episode of College GameDay, Lennays last words to Teo were "I love you." while on the phone with her," according to Sports Illustrated. "When he woke up in the @Journo2Go morning his phone would show an eight-hour call, and he would hear Lennay breathing on the other end of the line."Saturday, March 2, 13
  56. 56. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  57. 57. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Sept. 22, 2012: Kekuas funeral takes place in Carson, Calif. (The Associated Press puts it in "Carson City, Calif.," which does not exist.) Teo skips the funeral, saying Kekua had insisted that he not miss a game (Los Angeles Times). Her casket is closed at 9 a.m. Pacific time, according to Teo. That night, Notre Dame beats Michigan, 13-6, to go to 4-0, the schools best start in a decade. Teo intercepts two passes. After the game, he says of Lennay: "All she wanted was some white roses. So I sent her roses and sent her two picks along with that." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly awards the game ball to Lennay Kekua, handing it to Teo to "take back to Hawaii." @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  58. 58. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Sept. 22, 2012: Kekuas funeral takes place in Carson, Calif. (The Associated Press puts it in "Carson City, Calif.," which does not exist.) Teo skips the funeral, saying Kekua had insisted that he not miss a game (Los Angeles Times). Her casket is closed at 9 a.m. Pacific time, according to Teo. That night, Notre Dame beats Michigan, 13-6, to go to 4-0, the schools best start in a decade. Teo intercepts two passes. After the game, he says of Lennay: "All she wanted was some white roses. So I sent her roses and sent her two picks along with that." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly awards the game ball to Lennay Kekua, handing it to Teo to "take back to Hawaii." Sept. 15, 2012: Teo records 12 tackles in leading the Irish to an upset win over Michigan State. @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  59. 59. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Sept. 22, 2012: Kekuas funeral takes place in Carson, Calif. (The Associated Press puts it in "Carson City, Calif.," which does not exist.) Teo skips the funeral, saying Kekua had insisted that he not miss a game (Los Angeles Times). Her casket is closed at 9 a.m. Pacific time, according to Teo. That night, Notre Dame beats Michigan, 13-6, to go to 4-0, the schools best start in a decade. Teo intercepts two passes. After the game, he says of Lennay: "All she wanted was some white roses. So I sent her roses and sent her two picks along with that." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly awards the game ball to Lennay Kekua, handing it to Teo to "take back to Hawaii." Sept. 15, 2012: Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed Teo records 12 tackles in by Manti Teo and his parents that Manti had been the leading the Irish to an upset victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone win over Michigan State. using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators. Statement released on Jan. 16, 2013. Dennis Brown University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  60. 60. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Sept. 22, 2012: Kekuas funeral takes place in Carson, Calif. (The Associated Press puts it in Jan. 16, 2013: This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed "Carson City, Calif.," which does not exist.) Teo skips the an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by funeral, saying Kekua had insisted that he not miss a communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her. To realize that I was the victim of game (Los Angeles Times). Her casket is closed at 9 a.m. what was apparently someones sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating. It further pains me that the Pacific time, according to Teo. That night, Notre Dame grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmothers death in September were in any way deepened beats Michigan, 13-6, to go to 4-0, the schools best start by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life. I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and in a decade. Teo intercepts two passes. After the game, Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I he says of Lennay: "All she wanted was some white roses. thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole So I sent her roses and sent her two picks along with experience has been. In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it that." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly awards the is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was. Fortunately, I have many wonderful game ball to Lennay Kekua, handing it to Teo to "take things in my life, and Im looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL back to Hawaii." Draft. Manti Te’o Statement on the day of the Deadspin article being published Sept. 15, 2012: Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed Teo records 12 tackles in by Manti Teo and his parents that Manti had been the leading the Irish to an upset victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone win over Michigan State. using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators. Statement released on Jan. 16, 2013. Dennis Brown University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  61. 61. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Sept. 22, 2012: Kekuas funeral takes place in Carson, Calif. (The Associated Press puts it in Jan. 16, 2013: This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed "Carson City, Calif.," which does not exist.) Teo skips the an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by funeral, saying Kekua had insisted that he not miss a communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her. To realize that I was the victim of game (Los Angeles Times). Her casket is closed at 9 a.m. what was apparently someones sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating. It further pains me that the Pacific time, according to Teo. That night, Notre Dame grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmothers death in September were in any way deepened beats Michigan, 13-6, to go to 4-0, the schools best start by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life. I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and in a decade. Teo intercepts two passes. After the game, Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I he says of Lennay: "All she wanted was some white roses. thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole So I sent her roses and sent her two picks along with experience has been. In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it that." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly awards the is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was. Fortunately, I have many wonderful game ball to Lennay Kekua, handing it to Teo to "take things in my life, and Im looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL back to Hawaii." Draft. Manti Te’o Statement on the day of the Deadspin article being published Sept. 15, 2012: Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed Teo records 12 tackles in by Manti Teo and his parents that Manti had been the Jan. 18, 2013: victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone ESPN gets exclusive off-camera leading the Irish to an upset using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently interview with Manti Te’o in win over Michigan State. ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with Bradenton, Fla. others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators. Statement released on Jan. 16, 2013. Dennis Brown University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  62. 62. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Sept. 22, 2012: Kekuas funeral takes place in Carson, Calif. (The Associated Press puts it in Jan. 16, 2013: This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed "Carson City, Calif.," which does not exist.) Teo skips the an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by funeral, saying Kekua had insisted that he not miss a communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her. To realize that I was the victim of game (Los Angeles Times). Her casket is closed at 9 a.m. what was apparently someones sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating. It further pains me that the Pacific time, according to Teo. That night, Notre Dame grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmothers death in September were in any way deepened beats Michigan, 13-6, to go to 4-0, the schools best start by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life. I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and in a decade. Teo intercepts two passes. After the game, Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I he says of Lennay: "All she wanted was some white roses. thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole So I sent her roses and sent her two picks along with experience has been. In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it that." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly awards the is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was. Fortunately, I have many wonderful game ball to Lennay Kekua, handing it to Teo to "take things in my life, and Im looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL back to Hawaii." Draft. Manti Te’o Statement on the day of the Deadspin article being published Sept. 15, 2012: Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed Teo records 12 tackles in by Manti Teo and his parents that Manti had been the Jan. 18, 2013: Jan. 21, 2013: victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone ESPN gets exclusive off-camera Sports Illustrated beats The leading the Irish to an upset using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently interview with Manti Te’o in New York Times to publishing win over Michigan State. ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with Bradenton, Fla. article on how ESPN held the others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of Te’o story for on-camera leukemia. The University immediately initiated an interview. investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators. Statement released on Jan. 16, 2013. Dennis Brown University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  63. 63. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Sept. 22, 2012: Kekuas funeral takes place in Carson, Calif. (The Associated Press puts it in Jan. 16, 2013: This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed "Carson City, Calif.," which does not exist.) Teo skips the an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by funeral, saying Kekua had insisted that he not miss a communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her. To realize that I was the victim of game (Los Angeles Times). Her casket is closed at 9 a.m. what was apparently someones sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating. It further pains me that the Pacific time, according to Teo. That night, Notre Dame grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmothers death in September were in any way deepened beats Michigan, 13-6, to go to 4-0, the schools best start by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life. I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and in a decade. Teo intercepts two passes. After the game, Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I he says of Lennay: "All she wanted was some white roses. thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole So I sent her roses and sent her two picks along with experience has been. In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it that." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly awards the is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was. Fortunately, I have many wonderful game ball to Lennay Kekua, handing it to Teo to "take things in my life, and Im looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL back to Hawaii." Draft. Manti Te’o Statement on the day of the Deadspin article being published Sept. 15, 2012: Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed Teo records 12 tackles in by Manti Teo and his parents that Manti had been the Jan. 18, 2013: Jan. 21, 2013: Jan. 24, 2013: Katie victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone ESPN gets exclusive off-camera Sports Illustrated beats The Couric show features Te’o family in leading the Irish to an upset using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently interview with Manti Te’o in New York Times to publishing a one-hour special about how the win over Michigan State. ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with Bradenton, Fla. article on how ESPN held the story unfolds. Te’o admits to lying others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of Te’o story for on-camera to his father and embellishing the leukemia. The University immediately initiated an interview. story. investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators. Statement released on Jan. 16, 2013. Dennis Brown University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  64. 64. Timeline of Manti Te’o’s Relationship Sept. 22, 2012: Kekuas funeral takes place in Carson, Calif. (The Associated Press puts it in Jan. 16, 2013: This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed "Carson City, Calif.," which does not exist.) Teo skips the an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by funeral, saying Kekua had insisted that he not miss a communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her. To realize that I was the victim of game (Los Angeles Times). Her casket is closed at 9 a.m. what was apparently someones sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating. It further pains me that the Pacific time, according to Teo. That night, Notre Dame grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmothers death in September were in any way deepened beats Michigan, 13-6, to go to 4-0, the schools best start by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life. I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and in a decade. Teo intercepts two passes. After the game, Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I he says of Lennay: "All she wanted was some white roses. thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole So I sent her roses and sent her two picks along with Jan. 11, 2013: experience has been. In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was. Fortunately, I have many wonderful that." Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly awards the Deadspin gets a tip via e-mail game ball to Lennay Kekua, handing it to Teo to "take to check into Te’o’s girlfriend things in my life, and Im looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL back to Hawaii." to see if she is real one day Draft. after ESPN gets the tip. Manti Te’o Statement on the day of the Deadspin article being published Sept. 15, 2012: Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed Teo records 12 tackles in by Manti Teo and his parents that Manti had been the Jan. 18, 2013: Jan. 21, 2013: Jan. 24, 2013: Katie victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone ESPN gets exclusive off-camera Sports Illustrated beats The Couric show features Te’o family in leading the Irish to an upset using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently interview with Manti Te’o in New York Times to publishing a one-hour special about how the win over Michigan State. ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with Bradenton, Fla. article on how ESPN held the story unfolds. Te’o admits to lying others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of Te’o story for on-camera to his father and embellishing the leukemia. The University immediately initiated an interview. story. investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators. Statement released on Jan. 16, 2013. Dennis Brown University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  65. 65. So what about the facts? • I  see  dead  people... • Fact  checking  a  car  accident,  death,   funeral,  Twitter  account,  Facebook   account • What  about  using  other  media  outlets   as  sources? @Journo2GoSaturday, March 2, 13
  66. 66. Fact Errors in Te’o Timeline Nov. 28, 2009: Teo and Kekua meet after June 2012: As Kekua recovers Stanfords 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, from her injuries, doctors discover she has leukemia. She has a bone-marrow Sept. 12, 2012 (morning): according to the South Bend transplant. ("That was just in June," Brian Teo is informed of his grandmothers passing (Sports Tribune: "Their stares got Teo told the South Bend Tribune in Illustrated). pleasantly tangled, then Manti Teo Early 2012: October of 2012. "I remember Manti Sept. 10, 2012: extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful Teo and Kekua become telling me later she was going to have a Kekua is released from the hospital; Sept. 12, 2012 (afternoon): a couple. They talk on bone marrow transplant and, sure enough, Mantis father, Brian, congratulates Teo is informed of Kekuas passing by her older brother, eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, the phone nightly, thats exactly what happened. From all I her "via telephone" (South Bend Koa (Sports Illustrated). swaps phone numbers with Teo. according to ESPN. knew, she was doing really, really well.") Tribune). 2010-2011: Teo and Some time in 2012: Summer 2012: Her condition Sept. 11-12, 2012: Teos grandmother dies in Hawaii. Later, Kekua Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in Kekua has a car accident somewhere in improves. Kekua "eventually" graduates from dies in California. Or is it the other way around? "Teos girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, died Sept. 11 of music, multi-lingual, had dreams complications from leukemia. His grandma, Annette Santiago, died after a long illness less than 24 California that leaves her "on the brink of Stanford, according to the South Bend grounded in reality and the talent to hours later," according to the Sept. 22 South Bend Tribune. No, Annette dies first, according to the death" (Sports Illustrated). But when? Tribune. (A New York Times story, published Oct. 12 South Bend Tribune. In fact, Lennay lives long enough to express condolences over the catch up to them" (South Bend Eight months before she died of cancer, Oct. 13, identifies her as a "Stanford death of Annette: Tribune). "They started out as just in September, reports ESPN. "About the alumnus.") She soon takes a turn for the Less than 48 hours later [after Lennays release from the hospital], at 4 a.m. Hawaii time, Kekua friends," Teos father, Brian, told the time Kekua and Manti became a couple," worse. At some point, she enters treatment, sent a text to Brian and Ottilia, expressing her condolences over the passing of Ottilias mom, Tribune in October 2012. "Every reports the South Bend Tribune. April apparently at St. Jude Medical Center in Annette Santiago, just hours before. once in a while, she would travel to 28, reports SI. Fullerton, Calif. (In a letter obtained by Fox Brian awakened three hours later, saw the text, and sent one back. There was no response. A couple Hawaii, and that happened to be the Sports published Oct. 25, Teo writes to the of hours later, Manti called his parents, his heart in pieces. time Manti was home, so he would parents of a girl dying of cancer: "My Lennay Kekua had died. meet with her there." girlfriend, when she was at St. Judes in LA, Or does Kekua die three days later (New York Post)? Four days (ESPN, CBS)? she had a little friend.") In any case, according to Teos interview with Gene Wojciechowski in a segment aired during the Teo talks to Lennay nightly, "going to sleep Oct. 6 episode of College GameDay, Lennays last words to Teo were "I love you." while on the phone with her," according to Sports Illustrated. "When he woke up in the @Journo2Go morning his phone would show an eight-hour call, and he would hear Lennay breathing on the other end of the line."Saturday, March 2, 13

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