Claire Wardle, director of news service at Storyful, told news:rewired in London today that verification of digital material was a case of ‘putting the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together’.
A live blog from the verification workshop featured during the news:rewired conference in London today
Scoopshot will sponsor news:rewired, and join the verification workshop alongside Storyful’s Claire Wardle.
Scoopshot helps news outlets collect images from the crowd, with users able to download Scoopshot’s app and then receive image-related tasks from the media.
Scoopshot’s vice president Eric Siereveld will join the verification workshop, in which he will discuss Scoopshot’s own authenticity tools for its clients. Journalism.co.uk reported on how Scoopshot handles verification last year.
The verification workshop is also being run by Storyful’s director of news services Claire Wardle, who will outline some of the key verification tools and techniques, to ensure news outlets are able to separate fact from fiction, often in breaking news events.
This session at news:rewired looked at some recommended techniques for building engaged communities, and turning readers and users into contributors.
The session heard from Blair Hickman, social media producer, ProPublica; Jo Kelly, communities editor, Trinity Mirror regionals; Sarah Brown, producer, CNN iReport; Niko Ruokosuo, chief executive, Scoopshot.
We’re pleased to announce Scoopshot as the latest sponsor of news:rewired, which takes place on Friday 19 April.
The one-day digital journalism conference will be held at MSN UK’s offices in Victoria, London.
Scoopshot helps news outlets gather images and video from users who can submit content and state the cost to use it. Media companies can also set “tasks” to request specific content via its mobile app.
Chief executive of Scoopshot Niko Ruokosuo will join the participatory communities session panel at news:rewired. The session will look at engagement with news communities and developing contributory networks.
Session two of news:rewired – digital stories looked at useful apps and other ways journalists can use smartphones as a reporting tool. Our panelists also ran through new initiatives being run by news outlets in the mobile space.
Our panelists were: Eric Siereveld, vice president, Scoopshot; Neil McIntosh, deputy editor, Europe, Wall Street Journal; Marc Settle, project producer at the BBC College of Journalism specialising in mobile journalism; Nick Garnett, North of England correspondent, BBC 5 Live.
The session was moderated by Kevin Anderson, editor and digital strategist, Knowledge Bridge, Media Development Loan Fund.