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Checkdesk @ IPI News Innovation Platform, London (Sep 13, 2013)


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Slides presented by Meedan CEO Ed Bice at the IPI News Innovation Platform event held at the Guardian's London office September 13, 2013. The topic of the presentation is Checkdesk - an open-source toolkit for digital media verification - which received the IPI News Innovation Award in 2012.

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Checkdesk @ IPI News Innovation Platform, London (Sep 13, 2013)

  1. 1. IPI News Innovation Event The Guardian London, UK September 13, 2013 Ed Bice, George Weyman Social Media Fact-Checking Friday, September 13, 13
  2. 2. What is checkdesk? Checkdesk is an open source application that enables open and participatory investigative journalism for professional newsrooms in the Arab region. Friday, September 13, 13
  3. 3. With the rapid advent of social, mobile, real-time UGC traditional newsrooms are struggling to find a balance between engaging with these real-time conversations and doing ‘serious’ investigative journalism. Checkdesk says choose both. Transparency brings the network and the network brings answers. social verification Friday, September 13, 13
  4. 4. Why check media? Checkdesk enables our media partners to work collaboratively with networks of citizen journalists to curate, fact-check, and contextualize social media content as it is being published. Friday, September 13, 13
  5. 5. Checklogs Inspired by the Git changelog showing revisions in software development, the checklog shows a timestamped list of the journalists’ fact- checking Each status - false, in progress, or verified - is set by the journalist and visible to the reader Friday, September 13, 13
  6. 6. A journalist on the story team can add an update to breaking events updates are composed with embedded, fact- checked reports Telling stories with citizen media Friday, September 13, 13
  7. 7. Our partners almasryalyoum.checkdesk.or weladelbalad.checkdesk.or g Friday, September 13, 13
  8. 8. Arab Citizen Media Arab Citizen Media is a hub for citizen journalism and digital media verification training resources in Arabic and English Friday, September 13, 13
  9. 9. Next? Well, we have big and bold plans for Checkdesk - sourcesDB, translation, discovery Our overriding goal, though, is to bring the ethos and insights of open source software and user driven design into the journalists’ practices If this sounds like your bag of beans, drop us a line or swing by our San Francisco or Cairo digs. Many and deep thanks to the International Press Institute and for their invaluable support for Checkdesk @meedan Friday, September 13, 13