News Reporting and Social Media Verification #ijf12

A #IJF12 panel with Andy Carvin (Npr), Matthew Eltringham (BBC College of Journalism), Julien Pain (France 24), Bernardo Parrella (Global Voices), Nicola Bruno (Effecinque)

  1. Hosting a panel on social media curation&verification at 6pm Hotel Brufani #ijf12
  2. Online news outlets are integrating collaborative tools and strategies to enlarge or diversify their every-day production. What is the role of social media curation and verification in providing a broader context? Can this approach trigger better news reporting and a more global conversation?
  3. SPEAKERS
  4. Nicola Bruno is the co-founder of Effecinque and author of the RISJ Paper "Tweet First, Verify Later?"
  5. Andy Carvin is National Public Radio's senior product manager for online communities. He first came to wider prominence by covering the Tunisian revolution on Twitter in late 2010.
  6. Matthew Eltringham is the founding editor of the BBC's UGC Hub
  7. Julien Pain is in charge of The Observers, a participative journalism project launched in 2007 by France 24
  8. Bernardo Parrella is the editor of Global Voices Italia
  9. INFORMATION CASCADE & THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
  10. According to Guardian's Paul Lewis, social media can help journalists:
    1) Finding people - crowdsourcing the pubic for information on the whereabouts of witnesses or other key figures in a story;
    2) People who self-publish – activists (holding regimes to account), bloggers or anyone in need of a voice who would otherwise not be given a voice;
    3) Big events – the London riots was an excellent example of how journalists could harness the power of Twitter to follow leads and chase down stories. The ensuing chaos was too big and too fast-moving for journalists to manage on their own;
    4) The butterfly effect – a small action creating a ripple effect. It has to be a tweet containing very valuable information, which can be hard with 140 characters.
  11. RUMORS, HOAXES, BOGUS
  12. VERIFICATION
  13. Verification as a process or verification as a pre-condition of news gathering?
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