July 22nd, 2015 | by EJC
When accessing satellite imagery on Google Earth, a question that has arisen is the accuracy of these dates. Aric Toler provides a walk-through on how to verify Google Earth imagery via free and precisely dated image previews on Digital Globe, and how this method was applied to investigate the downing of
October 16th, 2014 | by EJC
Why do news outlets typically choose to emphasize the sensational worst-case scenario? Owen Schaefer examines the construction of headlines reporting on the Ebola epidemic.
July 11th, 2014 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Flowminder Foundation
June 6th, 2014 | by EJC
What if there were a way to automatically identify credible tweets during major events like disasters? Sounds rather far-fetched, right? Think again
January 16th, 2014 | by EJC
Information deficits are common in disaster responses, and yet, they can also be incredibly deadly. A new device developed by Linkesh Diwan may offer a solution to this problem
November 8th, 2013 | by EJC
What comes after war? How long does the shadow of violence linger in people’s memory? This post examines some of the issues that journalists will have to be aware of when reporting in that fragile post-conflict situation, as well as the processes of reconciliation and reconstruction
October 28th, 2013 | by EJC
Kenya's iHub recently released its research on crowdsourced information in the highly contested 2013 Kenya Presidential elections. Jared Ford explains what the report reveals about crowdsourcing methodologies and how journalists can adapt these findings to improve their newsgathering processes.
October 7th, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. This article examines Facebook's new Graph Search feature.