Web & social media sleuthing

  • Event: 2018 Boston Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Sarah Hutchins of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4:15pm
  • Location: Room 101
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

When news breaks, you need to be nimble and smart in finding sources, backgrounding people, verifying what’s real vs. fake, and staying ahead of the competition. Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone.

Speaker Bios

  • Sarah Hutchins is a training director for IRE & NICAR. She previously served as the organization’s editorial director, overseeing IRE’s publications and online platforms. Sarah has worked for daily newspapers in several states. Before joining IRE in 2014, she was a reporter at The Virginian-Pilot. Sarah has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master's degree in data science and analytics from the University of Missouri. @sarhutch

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  • Web & social media sleuthing
    When news breaks, you need to be nimble and smart in finding sources, backgrounding people, verifying what’s real vs. fake, and staying ahead of the competition. Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone.