Technology and Tools Track: Amazing online investigative tools (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Paul Myers of BBC News
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 9:00am
  • Location: Palani
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Paul Myers, the BBC's acclaimed internet research sleuth, will walk the group through his favorite tools for digging up info online. This demo will help you find information online quickly, often without paying hefty fees to proprietary database companies. These include tools that squeeze more information from Facebook, incredible people-research tools and sites that let you use telecommunications to trace people.

Speaker Bios

  • Paul has experience in computing and internet research that dates back to 1978. He joined the BBC in 1995. As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge with the realities of his work in journalism. He currently heads up BBC Academy's Investigation Support, working within program teams, solving issues related to investigation. He’s also trained staff from The UN, the FT, the World Bank and many others. @paulmyersbbc

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