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Ethics, Urgency and Accuracy

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Slides for a panel discussion on verification of social media information.

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Ethics, Urgency and Accuracy

  1. 1. Ethics, Urgency & Accuracy Steve Buttry Southern Regional Press Institute Savannah State University Feb. 20, 2014 #srpi
  2. 2. Read more about it • • • • stevebuttry.wordpress.com (#twutorial) slideshare.net/stevebuttry @stevebuttry stephenbuttry@gmail.com
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. Chapters: • Verification funamentals • Verifying usergenerated content • Verifying images • Verifying videos • Preparing for disaster coverage • Verification checklists verificationhandbook.net
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Always answer: “How do you know that?”
  8. 8. Read more about it • • • • stevebuttry.wordpress.com slideshare.net/stevebuttry @stevebuttry stephenbuttry@gmail.com
  9. 9. Chapters: • Verification funamentals • Verifying usergenerated content • Verifying images • Verifying videos • Preparing for disaster coverage • Verification checklists verificationhandbook.net

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