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Digital verification: on the frontline

McCoole, Veena (2016) Digital verification: on the frontline. POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (22 Jun 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In the digital race to publish breaking news across social media platforms, Alastair Reid argues that the industry-wide scramble to instantly release new information often bypasses proper source verification. The result: reputable news organizations hastily disseminating outdated (or falsified) photos in association with recent, unrelated events. First Draft News, where Reid is managing editor, aims to to make digital verification an industry-wide standard practice by providing thorough, streamlined and free guidance to the process of verifying information. This report on a talk by Alastair Reid of First Draft News by Polis Summer School student Veena McCoole

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 08:49
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 00:48
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76663

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