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How A Production Company Faked ‘Instagram Migrant’ Account

September 15th, 2015 | by EJC

An Instagram account purportedly documenting a migrant’s journey from Dakar, Senegal, to Spain began trending earlier this year after the Huffington Post shared a story about it. The account, which was in fact created by a Spanish production company, is emblematic of the hazards that come with taking what we see on social media at face value


Propping Up Professional Journalism In Times Of Transition

January 28th, 2014 | by EJC

Stimulating meaningful debate; conveying complex information and opposing opinions; uncovering corruption and abuse of power. Journalists have no shortage of professional obligations. But can they really be expected to live up to them in the face of violent, political transition


AFP’s Social Media Strategy: From The Ground To The Newsroom

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



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