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