Every week, we provide interesting links from around the web that discuss issues regarding the verification processes of content from social media. Here is our list for this week.
State of the News Media 2014
Although not dealing directly with verification, the “State of the News Media 2014” report makes interesting reading and provides valuable insights into the state of the US news industry. It is the eleventh such edition by the Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project. The study examines the landscape of American journalism and includes special reports about the revenue situation for news, the growth in digital reporting, the role of acquisitions and content sharing in local news and developments around digital video. A summary of results can be found here.
Another interesting find is the work of Matt Novak and his blog Paleofuture, which is part of Gizmodo. Novak’s aim is to debunk hoaxes and misinformation. He does so in a regular manner. Findings come from all areas, including fake pictures and more.