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Quartz experiment: Shades of gray distinguish facts from hearsay

poynter.org — As of Sunday night, there remained many unknown elements about the over-the-top subscription service that HBO will launch this year. CEO Richard Plepler confirmed back in October that the premium cable channel would offer the service in 2015. But what would it be called, when would it launch, and on what device(s)?

The lesson from the dress color debate that every journalist needs to know

poynter.org — Yesterday's insane Internet debate over the color of a dress offers a critical lesson that every journalist must incorporate into their daily work. This lesson has nothing to do with viral content, fashion, BuzzFeed, social media, the future of media, Tumblr, or audience engagement.

Anatomy Of A Fake, Viral Story: The Priest Who Met A Female God In His Near-Death Experience

digg.com — On February 4 World News Daily Report published a story about a Massachusetts priest who made a miraculous medical recovery, and discovery: A Catholic priest from Massachussetts [sic] was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before medics were able to miraculously re-start his heart.

Lessons From Debunking Efforts in Journalism and Elsewhere

medium.com — I recently completed a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism that saw me study how news organizations handle online rumors and unverified claims. I also examined best practices for debunking online misinformation. This research Below is a report excerpt that offers a look at current debunking efforts in journalism, and among the skeptic community.

What the pumpkin spice condom teaches us about viral content and effective debunkings

medium.com — I recently completed a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism that saw me study how news organizations handle online rumors and unverified claims. I also examined best practices for debunking online misinformation. This research Below is a report excerpt that offers a case study of the most debunked false rumor we tracked.

How Lies Spread Faster Than Truth: A Study of Viral Content

pbs.org — The following is an excerpt from Craig Silverman's new report, "Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content: How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation." Click here to download the full report. News organizations are meant to play a critical role in the dissemination of quality, accurate information in society.

Move quickly, keep it simple and other tips for debunking

poynter.org — I recently completed a research project that saw me spend several months studying how news organizations handle online rumors and unverified claims. I also examined best practices for debunking online misinformation. This work, which was the focus of my fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, is collected in a report I published this week.

How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claim…

slideshare.net — Published on This is a summary of some of the research contained in my Tow Center report, which can be downloaded here: http://towcenter.org/research/lies-damn-lies-and-viral-content/ It examines how news sites ... This is a summary of some of the research contained in my Tow Center report, which can be downloaded here: http://towcenter.org/research/lies-damn-lies-and-viral-content/ It examines how news sites cover rumors and unverified claims, and examines best practices for debunking misinformation.

Regret the Error

poynter.org — This New York Times correction combines Kimye, butts and a writer treating a fake news website and a fake radio station as real. Bravo: An earlier version of this column was published in error. That version included what purported to be an interview that Kanye West gave to a Chicago radio station in which he compared his own derrière to that of his wife, Kim Kardashian.

Tips for Doing Accurate Data Journalism

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Mar 26, 2015

RT @tschmedding: What five grammar errors do readers see the most? #1 Misspelled proper names, @AAppelman research show #ACES2015 pic.twitter.com/i9imlxRrze

Mar 26, 2015

RT @traceylindeman: Lots more #cbccuts coming. Bosses breaking it to employees now -- 144 English jobs across country, 100 French.

Mar 26, 2015

@boheekim @dwjr @tomkennedy Let’s all stay in touch! Also, looks like I’m getting home about 8hrs later than expected. Yay!

Mar 26, 2015

@AustenAllred @_AlexLawrence haha well this person is not in a role that would determine launch dates, so fair enough

Mar 26, 2015

@_AlexLawrence @AustenAllred Personally, think great to have instant competition in a new area. Though Periscope has an adv being w. Twitter

Mar 26, 2015

@AustenAllred @_AlexLawrence FYI also said periscope launch not moved up due to Meerkat.

Mar 26, 2015

@losowsky If they do the heat map let's agree to refer to it as an example of heartography.

Mar 26, 2015

@AustenAllred @_AlexLawrence I'm driving with someone frm Twitter and they're pretty sure Twitter bought Periscope long b4 Meerkat launched.

Mar 26, 2015

@amychozick Similar to research method of telling ppl you are, say, doing fact checking & seeing if changes behavior. Meant 2 get in yr head



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