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 interhacktives.com, the website run by the 2013-2014 cohort of Interactive Journalism MA students at City University London.

Storyful Interview screenshot

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s