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Social Newsgathering – Tools & Techniques

This slideshow recaps the key elements discussed at the seminar, “Trust and Truth in the Digital Age: A Journalist’s Primer on Combating Information Disorder,” conducted at Franklin Pierce University in Manchester Oct. 30 by First Draft News.

The free event for New Hampshire journalists was sponsored by the Granite State News Collaborative, the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, the Marlin Fitzwater Center For Communication and the New Hampshire Press Association.

First Draft News Verification links

First Draft News Essential Guides

Understanding Information Disorder

Newsgathering and Monitoring of the Social Web

Verifying Online Information

Responsible Reporting in an Age of Information Disorder

Webmii

https://webmii.com/

People search engine


TinEye

https://www.tineye.com/

Image Verification.


InVID

https://www.invid-project.eu/ 

The InVID innovation action develops a knowledge verification platform to detect emerging stories and assess the reliability of newsworthy video files and content spread via social media.


WeVerify

https://weverify.eu/

An open source platform which goal is to engage communities and citizen journalists alongside newsroom and freelance journalists for collaborative, decentralised content verification, tracking, and debunking.


Twitonomy

https://www.twitonomy.com/

Twitter #analytics and much more…


Followerwonk

https://followerwonk.com/

Followerwonk helps you explore and grow your social graph. Dig deeper into Twitter analytics: Who are your followers? Where are they located? When do they tweet? Find and connect with new influencers in your niche.


Trackreddit

https://www.trackreddit.com/ 

Real-time tracking + alerts when your phrase is mentioned


Crowdtangle

https://www.crowdtangle.com/ 

The easiest way to keep track of what’s happening on social media.


ViewDNSInfo

https://viewdns.info/ 

Your one source for DNS related tools!


Wayback Machine

https://archive.org/web/

Explore more than 387 billion web pages saved over time


Wolframalpha

https://www.wolframalpha.com/

Compute expert-level answers using Wolfram’s breakthrough algorithms, knowledgebase and AI technology


Spokeo

https://www.spokeo.com/

Search by name, phone, address or email to confidentially lookup information about people you know

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