A new tool for authenticating images, innovative approaches to digital fact-checking, an interview with a prominent data journalist and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
New service will rate the authenticity of digital images
By the time an image makes its way online, it could have been opened and processed in any number of applications, passed through various hands, and been remixed and manipulated. A new image-hosting service, Izitru, is launching to give people new ways to certify the authenticity of a digital image. (Poynter, 5/7)
Approaches to digital fact-checking across the world
Holding public figures to account has always been one of the central tenets of journalism, and digital tools have made it quicker and easier to check the claims made by politicians or businesses. (Journalism.co.uk, 5/7)
Q&A with Conrad Quilty-Harper, Ampp3d data journalist
Conrad Quilty-Harper, 26, is a wunderkind of the British data journalism scene, lauded by The Guardian on its “30 under 30” digital media list for “playing a key role in progressing British data journalism.” (Columbia Journalism Review, 5/5)
Russia declares war on bloggers with sweeping new censorship law
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin approved a new Internet law Tuesday, further tightening the government’s stranglehold on free and open Web access. The so-called “bloggers law” borrows from China’s censorship law and requires all Web-based writers with at least 3,000 daily page hits to register with the government. (Think Progress, 5/7)
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