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Robin Good's insight:
Verification Junkie is an excellent free online resource curating the most relevant tools for fact-checking and verification of online content.
"A growing directory of tools for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content."
For each tool collected, Josh Stearns has provided a detailed description, and relevant links.
My comment: Verification Junkie is a great resource I would recommend to anyone writing or publishing online as well as a great example of an effective curated tools collection.
Excellent resource. A must go to for online journalists. 8/10
See also: http://verificationjunkie.com/about
Robin Good: If you are a journalist, a reporter, or a professional news curator, you MUST read this.
Excerpted from the guide: "This how-to features advice from a panel of experts on the key considerations, questions and tools journalists should have in mind when carrying out verification of content that surfaces via social media, be it a news tip, an image, a piece of audio or video.
The process covers three main stages: monitoring of social networks and the online community before news breaks, checking the content when it comes into play and subsequently reporting that content once verified. The comprehensive advice outlined in this how-to guide offers practical steps, specific questions and cross-checks journalists can make at each stage, as well as online tools to support them."
...to summarise, the top tips from our panel of experts on an effective verification process from start to finish are:
Invaluable. Very informative. Useful. 9/10
Via Mindy McAdams
Accuracy is fundamental to journalism, but it’s a challenge to verify information when it flows at digital warp speed from so many sources. This presentation
Robin Good's insight:
Craig Silverman, my "reference point" for everything about "accuracy" in online journalism, has published almost two years ago a truly useful slide deck full of valuable suggestions, tips and recommendations on how to go about detecting crap and BS when dealing with online news and social media sourced content.
Specifically the presentation includes valuable info on:
The 10-item reading list on the slide is worth by itself the ticket price.
Useful. Pragmatical. Resourceful. 8/10