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  • Digital 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.

    Tags: social media; digital; deadline; investigative; backgrounding; verification; web

    By Doug Haddix

    2018

  • 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.

    Tags: social media; digital; investigative; backgrounding; verification

    By Sarah Hutchins

    2018

  • Digital sleuthing on deadline

    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.

    Tags: social media; digital; deadline; investigative; backgrounding

    By Doug Haddix

    2018

  • Digital sleuthing on deadline

    Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone, from Denise Malan.

    Tags: social media; digital; deadline; investigative; backgrounding

    By Denise Malan

    2018

  • Digital sleuthing on deadline

    Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies to quickly build a digital dossier on someone, from IRE trainer Cody Winchester.

    Tags: facebook; twitter; social media; sleuthing; digital; online; deadlines

    By Cody Winchester

    2018

  • Online sleuthing

    Doug Haddix, IRE executive director, helped journalists who attended the 2018 Palm Springs Watchdog Workshop learn advanced tricks and tips for mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other sites during breaking news and for enterprise stories. Haddix talked aobut how to do geographic searches to find sources, visuals and other material near a specific address or in a particular city as well as discover ways to automate tasks to save time and run searches by location, hash tags and more.

    Tags: facebook twitter linkedin internet "social media" "computer assisted reporting" car

    By Doug Haddix

    2018

  • Dig deeper with social media

    Doug Haddix went into how to do deep dives through social media, specifically Twitter and Facebook. He gave examples of how to do advanced searches on the platforms and the best information to look for and trust.

    Tags: social media; research; sleuthing

    By Doug Haddix

    2018

  • Web search & social media for investigators

    From better search techniques to the invisible Web, how to find reliable information on deadline and for enterprise stories. Tips on more effective Web searches, the latest search engines, data sites and other practical information you can use immediately to background sources and companies.

    Tags: web search; search engines; enterprise; social media

    By Mark Walker

    2018

  • Beyond The “Nerd Box”: How to explain methodology better

    You’ve done all the data crunching and reporting, now it’s time to sit down and explain how you did it. Feeling overwhelmed by too many information and worried nobody would read it? We’ve all been there. Some of us call it the “nerd box”, but we certainly hope the methodology section could reach beyond nerds. In this panel, a few experienced data journalists will talk about their approach to explaining the methodology and how we can improve to make it better. Topics we’ll touch on include: How to assure the visibility of important caveats and avoid confusion? How to set realistic expectation on readers’ data literacy? How to accommodate readers with different levels of interest? Is there any other way to describe methodology other than lengthy text? How to include the methodology for non-digital mediums like broadcast, radio, print or even social media? Join us for a rewarding discussion.

    Tags: methodology; data; explanation

    By Evie Liu; Jeff South; Stephen Stirling

    2018

  • Mining data from social media platforms Github repo

    At present, most journalists treat social sources like they would any other — individual anecdotes and single points of contact. But to do so with a handful of tweets and Instagram posts is to ignore the potential of hundreds of millions of others. Many stories lay dormant in the vast amounts of data produced by everyday consumers. Here's a guide and tool box that may help you. What you find below are a number of scripts developed to mine data from APIs. https://github.com/lamthuyvo/social-media-data-scripts

    Tags: social media; twitter; instagram; sources

    By Lam Thuy Vo

    2018