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How publishers should practice ethical curation and attribution

americanpressinstitute.org — One of the oldest and most hallowed forms of transparency in journalism is attribution. You link what was said to the person who said it. You cite your sources. You provide a roadmap that leads back to all the people you spoke to, the documents you read, the other articles and research that helped form your work.

Quill: Verily, Verily, it�s Time to Verify

spj.org — The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

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.
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Apr 19, 2015

RT @jktrotter: buzzfeed's editor-in-chief admits he deleted editorial posts under pressure from buzzfeed's own business department tktk.gawker.com/buzzfeed-delet…

Apr 18, 2015

RT @snopes: @snopes not has deemed 'Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off' as FB's 'Most Accurate Page': bit.ly/1IqnSBs pic.twitter.com/hy7OqR0gaz

Apr 18, 2015

RT @kwasbeb: At 16.30, I'll be talking about debunking lies and urban legends online with @CraigSilverman, @lucasofri & @MargoGontar. Come …

Apr 18, 2015

Huge grazie to @lucasofri for Italian translation of my @TowCenter report about online rumors & viral content: buff.ly/1G3z3Qt #ifj15

Apr 18, 2015

Today 4:30 at #ijf15 come see "Battling online misinformation and debunking viral lies." Learn how to stop bullshit: buff.ly/1DSFZQI



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