Finding and verifying news on social media

As access to publishing information has spread from a select few to, well, anyone with a smartphone, the way we discover and consume news has changed.

As the amount of content shared online becomes ever-more unmanageable to keep track of, journalists have not always found it easy to ensure that their audience receives reliable and accurate information.

Last week I spoke to Malachy Browne, news editor of Dublin-based social media news agency Storyful. I asked him what  the principles behind discovering and verifying news online were and how Storyful go about separating “news from noise”, delivering verified and valid news to their clients and the wider world.

You can read the interview here on, the website run by the 2013-2014 cohort of Interactive Journalism MA students at City University London.

Storyful Interview screenshot



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