Browsing the "Verification" Tag

Crowdsourcing Political Incidents Online

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.


Audience Engagement: Important For Better Crowdsourcing?

October 17th, 2013 | by EJC

The general public, armed with a smartphone or pocket-size camera, plays an increasing role in evolving stories. Gemma van der Kamp investigates the role of User Generated Content in the newsgathering process and examines the best practices for utilising it


Featured Tool: Facebook Graph Search

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.


Results Of MicroMappers Response To Pakistan Earthquake

September 30th, 2013 | by EJC

About 47 hours ago, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) activated the Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) in response to the Pakistan Earthquake. The activation request was for 48 hours, so the deployment will soon phase out.


The First Ever Spam Filter For Disaster Response

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.


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


Featured Tool: Ushahidi

April 5th, 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. We focus on 'Ushahidi' in this article



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