The data of images: Tools to help analyze, verify, and debunk visuals

  • Event: 2016 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Samaruddin Kassim Stewart of Society of Professional Journalists
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Mar. 12 at 10:15am
  • Location: Penrose
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Today, when breaking news happens there will likely be an eyewitness photograph of it. However, many newsrooms don’t have established workflow on how best to source, verify, and debunk crowd-sourced imagery. Hear practical tips and techniques on how the data in images can be used to provide location, camera specifics, time and date, prior publishing instances, and if the image has been modified in editing applications such as Adobe Photoshop.

Read a recap of this session on the CAR Conference blog

Speaker Bios

  • Samaruddin Stewart is a journalist and media technologist and the project lead for the grant-funded Verified Pixel Project. Previously, Samaruddin has held fellowships with the US State Department and as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University where he researched the application of technical verification on user-generated images. His prior work includes managing and visual editing roles at AOL News, AFP, and The Arizona Republic. @samsends

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