Who’s who and what’s real on social media
Explore techniques to find witnesses, expert sources, user-generated content and story ideas across social channels such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Learn a workflow to help you figure out whether images and content is real, third-hand or flat-out fake.
Steve Myers is editor of The Lens, a nonprofit, in-depth newsroom based in New Orleans. Until 2012 he was managing editor of Poynter Online, where he wrote about citizen journalism, nonprofit news sites, real-time reporting via social media, news apps, and the fact-checking movement. He spent the first 10 years of his career at newspapers, including five as a local government accountability reporter. From 2014 to 2016, he was professional-in-residence at TCU. @myersnews
Molly Young reports on The Oregonian/OregonLive watchdog team, where she focuses on child welfare issues. She previously covered economic and business trends for the publication. She started at the paper in 2011. @mollykyoung
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