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

Good info, good resources...

Good info, good resources...

Very good course and

Very good course and resources. These will help me a lot. This course had ideas that I had no clue existed. I think these new learned ideas will be very useful.

Thank you for the list of

Thank you for the list of resources and tools!

Very helpful. Great list of

Very helpful. Great list of resources and an overall good course.

The tools provided in this

The tools provided in this unit will definitely be put to use.

This has been SO helpful for

This has been SO helpful for me. There is so much that goes into finding out what is and isn't true online nowadays, and I am thankful for the knowledge now to look deeper into what I am reading and writing.

This was very good

This was very good information.

very informative and helpful

very informative and helpful especially for non journalism majors

Very helpful. The general

Very helpful. The general public could use some of this info!

Checklists are a wonderful

Checklists are a wonderful idea that I will have to implement. Learned lots of new things about verification.

Incredibly helpful. I plan to

Incredibly helpful. I plan to save these links!

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.