The Journalist Decision Support System is a free scalable Twitter analytics platform allowing journalists to crawl Twitter for posts and find user generated content (UGC) relevant to verification tasks. Up to 19 journalists can use JDSS simultaneously, each interactively browsing …
Here, we provide interesting links from around the web that discuss issues regarding the verification processes of content from social media: What tools, services and initiatives are there? Who is doing what? What’s the state of affairs regarding eyewitness media and related issues? Here is our list for this week.
SXSW is a yearly conference in Austin, Texas, focusing on emerging technologies and bringing together people “to spark new ideas and carve the path for the future of each ever-evolving field”. Besides a Trade Show, SXSW Interactive also offers panels, workshops and presentations evolving around the future of the internet.
We are happy to showcase a relevant scientific paper dealing with sourcing for news reporting via Social Media. It is called ‘Sourcing the Arab Spring: A Case Study of Andy Carvin’s Sources on Twitter During the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions’ and is written by Alfred Hermida, Seth C. Lewis and Rodrigo Zamith. The paper was published in March 2014.