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Two apps aim to develop a direct connection between citizen journalists and news outlets

Can startups encourage citizen journalists to monetize their photos and videos by sending them directly to news outlets? Two budding companies — Broadfy and Newsreps — are on a quest to find out.

Ashley Nguyen | March 12, 2015

Advice for journalists on debunking breaking news rumors

Silverman, a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, penned the new report on how news sites spread and falsify online rumors and unverified information. Here's a preview. 

Craig Silverman | March 05, 2015

Six questions journalists should ask when evaluating a rumor

Silverman, a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, penned the new report on how news sites spread and falsify online rumors and unverified information. Here's a preview. 

Craig Silverman | February 24, 2015

Free handbook on verifying social media, breaking news now available in Arabic

The handbook features advice on verifying videos and images, preparing for disaster coverage and which verification tools to use.

Natasha Tynes | December 17, 2014

Reported.ly: A new venture that covers news within social media networks

The project will use Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and more to produce "native journalism" for social media communities, rather than directing people off of these platforms to an outside website.

Natasha Tynes | December 12, 2014

Journalists can use TRAILS to separate fact and fiction on Twitter

In this week's Digital Media Mash Up by the Center for International Media Assistance, a new tool helps journalists determine fact from fiction on Twitter, a new project follows the trend of topic-specific news sites and more.

IJNet | November 21, 2014

Emergent serves as rumor tracker for news in a 'networked world'

Developed by Tow Center for Digital Journalism fellow Craig Silverman, the site separates fact from fiction by tracking the authenticity of news reports as they circulate the web. 

Ashley Nguyen | November 12, 2014

Venezuela Decoded helps sort conflicting accounts of news on the ground

The online platform helps make sense of reports about Venezuela's ongoing civil unrest.

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships | April 25, 2014

A guide to using social media to report breaking news--without getting burned

The European Journalism Centre's new Verification Handbook is a free, online, "definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage."

Margaret Looney | January 28, 2014

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