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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

Verification Handbook: Necessary tools for breaking news

journalism.co.uk — This is an edited extract from the start of the Verification Handbook, published this week by the European Journalism Centre and currently available online. The public relies on official sources such as news organisations, emergency services and government agencies to provide credible, timely information.
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Feb 27, 2015

@RemoZaccagna @mathewi yep it's international arrivals. Must have been some big overseas flights.

Feb 27, 2015

@RemoZaccagna @mathewi Montreal! Now I jut need a Nexus equivalent for the taxi line...

Feb 27, 2015

RT @lu_cyP: Brand new wikipedia article on #Sensorjournalism, full of examples. Would love to see something like this in Berlin… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensor_jo…

Feb 27, 2015

I know the public broadcaster in Japan runs drills for emergency/natural disaster coverage. Could be done for other situations too.

Feb 27, 2015

BuzzFeed's sysops team runs drills to prepare for traffic like last night. Edit teams shld run coverage drills. buzzfeed.com/daozers/what-i…



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