Earlier this month I was in London to participate in the news:rewired journalism conference put on by Journalism.co.uk. My panel was about rumors, verification and corrections, and I was there to help provide some suggestions for handling corrections in the networked world.
The three other speakers on the panel each tackled different aspects of verification. I encourage you to look over their presentations, which are now now all online. It was probably the best panel about this topic I’ve ever been on, partly because of the amount of useful information that was shared, and because of the knowledge of the people doing the talking.
I’ll give you a rundown of what I presented, but first, here’s a quick look at the other speakers:
- Mark Little of social media news service Storyful, spoke about verifying masses of social media content on behalf of other news organizations, but he actually advocated for using the word “validation” rather than the other v-word.