Who’s who and what’s real on social media

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Steve Myers of Nieman Fellow; Molly Young of The Oregonian/OregonLive
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Grand Ballroom III
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

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.

Speaker Bios

  • 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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