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Thursday, 28 April 2016

#verification in crisis reporting by #journalists - notes from the #Polis2016 session - some useful advice

Last Thursday I attended the #Polis2016 journalism & crisis conference at LSE, London, UK.  I've already done four earlier posts of the following sessions at the conference Jon Snow's opening address,  Reporting Refugees,  Brexit & journalism,  Reporting on Terror.   And from last years conference here is a post on digital & data journalism.  At the foot of this post are links to other posts about various conferences/talks.   This post is about the #Polis2016 conference session on 

verification in crisis reporting.  

In the session each of the panelists did a short presentation/intro and the headlines from these are:

Hazel Baker from Sky

"Audiences may prefer to see eyewitness media over professional content - highest level of authenticity"

  1. The role of verification in crisis reporting: very useful presentation from .

- so have a plan to deploy staff quickly to check sources

- and have a quick way of sharing findings (of verified sources & of hoaxes) to the newsroom/team to avoid duplicated effort

  1. Sky's approach to verification during Brussels Attacks from

Skillset for those working in verification crisis reporting.Thks for a useful presentation.

Eliza Mackintosh from Storyful

"Its important to be honest when you get things wrong" at "Role of Verification"

- If its too good to be true then that is a warning sign ...

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