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My next adventure: Joining Storyful’s Open Newsroom

I’m starting today as Open Newsroom Editor for Storyful – and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Storyful is a 24/7 social media news agency that discovers, verifies and delivers user-created content to newsrooms, brands and storytellers of all sorts. Continue reading

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In light of Te’o story, how can we fix sports journalism?

The spread of the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax is only the latest case of journalistic misconduct in the world of sports journalism. How can we fix it? Continue reading

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Journalists Are Getting the Hang of These Twitter Hoaxes

Earlier today, it took less than 20 minutes for  journalists to figure out and expose a well-known Twitter prankster’s fake report on the death of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. At one time – not even a few months ago … Continue reading

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In Defense of Crowdsourcing: You Get Out What You Put Into It

Crowdsourcing can be a very effective way to find sources, but it’s what you do with those sources that determines the outcome of the story. Continue reading

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New Crowdsourcing, Curation and Liveblogging Training

Hi all! I’ve been traveling a lot for Digital First lately to spread the gospel of social media to my colleagues. So, if you’ve seen my presentations before, you’d know that I make very wordy Powerpoints so that people who weren’t … Continue reading

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B.S. Detection for Journalists

Eds Note 10/5: It was brought to my attention that the links in this slideshow are not clickable in the embed here. I included them all below this post.  Ever see a tip that’s too good to be true (it … Continue reading

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