November 15th, 2013 | by EJC
All journalists are faced with legal and ethical privacy concerns. When reporting in a crisis zone, these considerations are heightened and reporters are forced to ask; when is it appropriate to publish images of victims’, is it in the public interest to do so, and what privacy considerations must be taken into account? Madoyn Smith investigates.
November 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Want to become a social media verification expert? Verification Handbook is a must-have guidebook for all news journalists and aid responders covering unexpected events such as natural and man-made disasters
October 14th, 2013 | by EJC
In a nation with notoriously threadbare public emergency services, civilians have turned to social media for updates and dispatch services. Valerie Hamilton looks at how the Kenya Red Cross used social media to respond to the recent Westgate mall tragedy.
October 11th, 2013 | by EJC
While there are thousands of community radio stations in Indonesia, there is no standard service to share breaking news and other important information between nearby stations. FrontlineSMS shows how their technology can be used to bridge this information gap
August 2nd, 2013 | by EJC
While spam filters provide additional layers of security to websites, they can also be used to process all kinds of information. Perhaps most famously, for example, the reCAPTCHA spam filter was used to transcribe the New York Times’ entire paper-based archives.
July 15th, 2013 | by EJC
Personalisation is crucial when it comes to the use of social media . As Steve Buttry points out, journalists’ individual use can play an important role in finding sources, building trust through engaging with people, and increasing reach by sharing a newswire’s published contents
June 25th, 2013 | by EJC
How do you combat fear and confusion? By opposing it with hard facts. And if these hard facts are non-existent? They need to be actively sought. This is the logic that led to the creation of Safecast in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in March
June 4th, 2013 | by EJC
Researchers from QCRI analysed 2 million tweets from Oklahoma Tornado that happened in May, 2013. Here are the findings.
May 21st, 2013 | by EJC
On 1-2 June 2013, the EJC and De Persgroep, a leading media company in the Flemish/Dutch media landscape, will organise a hackathon as part of the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Global events in Asse, Belgium. Take a look at what we are planning and join us there
April 23rd, 2013 | by EJC
In the past week, we witnessed a series of natural and man-made emergencies in the world varying from the Boston Marathon bombings to the devastating earthquake in Sichuan, as well as hundreds of people killed in the Damascus