Our students are not the only ones struggling with verifying credibility.
Journalists, especially those dealing with the crunch of deadlines and the flood of social media during a crisis, fall prey to hoaxes, phoney tweets and image fakery as well.
Verification Handbook, a new, free ebook published by the European Journalism Centre, offers a series of case studies that illustrate strategies for evaluating digital content and step-by-step tips for verifying user-generated content. The Handbook’s editor is Craig Silverman, of the Poynter Institute.
The ten chapters cover such topics as image and video verification and creating a verification process and checklist. Chapter 10 shares a helpful list of verification tools.
Silverman plans to update the book as the media landscape continues to shift.