Getting It Right: Accuracy and Verification in the Digital Age

Resources

Here are some of the resources and tools mentioned in this course. It may be helpful to add them to your personal verification checklist.

Tools

FotoForensics
Google Reverse Image Search
How Long Have You Been Tweeting
Jeffrey's EXIF Viewer

TinEye
Twopcharts
Who.is
Wolfram Alpha

Articles and Documents

8 Must-Reads Detail How to Verify Information in Real-Time, from Social Media, Users, from Poynter.org
13 Online Tools That Help to Verify the Authenticity of a Photo
Accuracy in Media: Not So Accurate
CJR's Best Practices for Social Media Verification
Getting It Right? Not in 59 Percent of stories. an accuracy study on U.S. newspapers
Is there a statute of limitations on correcting errors or updating flawed stories?, a discussion of the obligation of media to correct stories, even if the errors are discovered long after the story was published, by Steve Buttry
Statistics Every Writer Should Know, basic statistics terms and formulas by Robert Niles
The Backfire Effect, a column from the Columbia Journalism Review by Craig Silverman
The Verification Handbook; check out the Verification Tools section
Tools for Verifying and Assessing the Validity of Social Media and User-Generated Content, from Journalist's Resource
Want to correct misinformation? Try doing it with a graphic, an article for Nieman Journalism Lab by Megan Garber
What is a Verified Social Media Account (And Why Does It Matter?)

TED Talk

Markham Nolan: How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online

Publications

Columbia Journalism Review
British Medical Journal

Great tools and resources.

Great tools and resources. Thanks.

Informative course. Found

Informative course. Found the step-by-step examples especially helpful as well as the substantive list of resources.

I liked the checklists and

I liked the checklists and the resources throughout the course.

Thanks for an interesting and

Thanks for an interesting and informative course.

Thank you for all of this.

Thank you for all of this. Opened my eyes to the tools available to verify information and content.

I will share with team.

I will share with team.

I'll share with team.

I'll share with team.

Thank you very much for all

Thank you very much for all the resources. They are very helpful.

The verification resources

The verification resources featured in this course were excellent. I know the tool that reveals EXIF data will be particularly helpful for fact-checking.

Great source of information.

Great source of information. Been able to connect it different aspect of my life. Awesome tools.

A wealth of information,

A wealth of information, thanks.

Terrific resources. Thank

Terrific resources. Thank you!

Terrific resources. Thank

Terrific resources. Thank you!

did twice already :)

did twice already :)

Very helpful list of

Very helpful list of definitions and examples for those of us who aren't numbers people.

Very helpful list for those

Very helpful list for those of us who aren't numbers people. The terms alone are confusing. The definitions and examples provided are very clear.

"When I am grown to man's

"When I am grown to man's estate, I shall be very proud and great And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys."

Looking Forward by Robert Louis Stevenson

This list of resources are

This list of resources are captivating!

cool!

cool!

Thank you for all the

Thank you for all the resources to check verification!

It is pretty incredible what

It is pretty incredible what some people try to pass of as truth!

I was one of the many in awe

I was one of the many in awe of the great tools at our disposal.

It's to the point that a fella' can't perpetrate a decent hoax anymore!

I was one of the many in awe

I was one of the many in awe of the great tools at our disposal.

It's to the point that a fella' can't perpetrate a decent hoax anymore!

(Sorry - duplicated!)

(Sorry - duplicated!)

These are amazing resources!

These are amazing resources!

I'm glad all the examples

I'm glad all the examples were so topical!

Great resources.

Great resources.

Super helpful!

Super helpful!

I am not a journalist, and

I am not a journalist, and these helpful information and resources reminded me a moment in history: “Trust, but verify” mentioned by President Ronald Reagan

Good resources, thanks.

Good resources, thanks. Helpful course.

Good information. Thank you.

Good information. Thank you.

I'm not a journalist, and my

I'm not a journalist, and my fact checking is a lot easier. That said, I learned a lot, and will remember the tools in case I ever need them.

Helpful for journalists.

Helpful for journalists.

Helpful information. While

Helpful information. While some of the tips seem intuitive, it is a good reminder to see them spelled out.

Great.

Great.

I like the list of

I like the list of verification tools and resources. I feel better about my ability to check for accuracy now, not just as a writer, but also as a reader when I come across something that seems fishy.

Thanks :)

Interesting. I'm going to go

Interesting. I'm going to go back and review so I can take better notes.

This course gives clear

This course gives clear direction on how to verify information. The surfing video was fun to dissect. I feel better equipped to tell fact from fiction.

This course was interesting.

This course was interesting. I edit academic writing, so it's applicability to my work is limited. However, I really appreciated the section "Why Facts Are Not Enough." The concepts expressed there coincided with what I've read and learned through my transformative learning research. I found quite a few errors of the typo variety throughout this course, so I recommend fixing those.

Lots of useful tools that I

Lots of useful tools that I had no idea existed!! Very informative course!

Who.is and Wolfram Alpha are

Who.is and Wolfram Alpha are great tools.

Interesting and good

Interesting and good reminders. Checklists will be helpful.

Very helpful. Will definitely

Very helpful. Will definitely use in the future

See previous

See previous

See p;revious

See p;revious

I've been in the business for

I've been in the business for most of my adult life, and I was astounded by how much I still stood to learn! It's a remarkable course and definitively disproves what I've heard many times in my career — that you can't really teach journalism except by doing it.

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This is a great course and I

This is a great course and I will recommend it to others. Thanks for all the valuable tools and strategies. I know I will be using many and have printed out the Regret the error accuracy checklist. As a freelance editor I often need to check out the credentials of potential clients. After finding that an author who claimed to be a medical doctor wasn't finished with his studies (and finding more negative information) I decided not to bid on a manuscript evaluation. Note: How long have you tweeted didn't work for any of the Twitter handles I typed in. I'm in Mac but that shouldn't affect it.

In some ways, this course

In some ways, this course taught more about investigating than an actual investigative journalism course might teach. The links in each lesson were fascinating; I spent hours following the links. Watching a TED video showing how the Storify editor tracked down a woman who videoed her home as it was struck by lightning? Awesome.

(His staff used tools, too: They looked the person's name up in the White Pages, found out there was a storm in Florida on that day ... studied the layout of the house, then zoomed in using Google Earth on every Florida address with that name listed as living there. Only one of those houses had the same shape of pool, the umbrella, the two trees ... They found the right house — and called the lady at home. THAT was cool.)

Very helpful

Very helpful