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Meet Verified Pixel: A ‘visual spellcheck’ for verifying images in news

by Douglas Arellanes 19.01.2016
debord/Flickr. Some rights reserved
debord/Flickr. Some rights reserved

Every major news story now brings with it a minefield of fake pictures for newsrooms to sort though, a minefield that grows ever bigger each ear. Verified Pixel is a Knight Foundation-funded prototype that aims to speed up verification by automating and simplifying that process. This article was written by Alastair Reid, Managing Editor of First Draft News.

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Why integrating image verification in the newsroom matters

by Letizia Gambini 18.06.2015
The Verified Pixel team in action | photo by Samaruddin Stewart
The Verified Pixel team in action | photo by Samaruddin Stewart

Images always increased the power of a story. And this never more so than today. The proliferation of smartphones and digital cameras means that when news occurs, the first person to capture it will likely not be a journalist. User-generated content is flooding newsrooms, however, it seems newsrooms struggle with verification of this content, frequently misunderstand it, or — at worst — ignore it completely.

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Liars and Verifiers: a role-playing card game

by Douglas Arellanes 24.10.2014
Here's a good new excuse to get your nerd game on. | Photo Szente Akos (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Here's a good new excuse to get your nerd game on. | Photo Szente Akos (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Citizen journalism verification is hard. It’s serious. And it’s something usually taught by doing it on the job. To help demonstrate this complexity — and have a little fun — I've put together a game based on the classic role-playing game Werewolf.

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Citizen Desk: Connecting newsrooms to witnesses

by Douglas Arellanes 7.08.2014
Citizen Desk will help newsrooms verify user generated content. | Photo Anton Muhajir (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Citizen Desk will help newsrooms verify user generated content. | Photo Anton Muhajir (CC BY-NC 2.0)

We're making Citizen Desk a stable tool that anyone can use to collect and verify eyewitness media. Come have a look at our work-in-progress.

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Who, what, when, verify

by Douglas Arellanes 7.05.2014

We all know that ‘YouTube’ is not a source, right? Or maybe not. According to a Tow Center for Journalism study, 14% of YouTube videos share by the media are not correctly attributed.

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Lessons from Global Innovation Week

by Veronika Divišová 9.04.2014

Sourcefabric and @Verdade came home from the Making All Voices Count Global Innovation Challenge with a wealth of ideas for the future of citizen journalism. 

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Meet us at RightsCon

by Theo Schwinke 3.03.2014
(photo: albert chau)

RightsCon takes place March 3-5 in Silicon Valley. Hundreds of leaders from the areas human rights, business, technology and government around the world will meet to help advance technological solutions to human rights issues.

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Six reasons to choose Citizen Desk

by Theo Schwinke 8.01.2014
Screenshot of Live Blog input and edit
Screenshot of Live Blog input and edit

The Citizen Desk REST API gives you the flexibility to build your own output using any JS library and without affecting the back end. Grab any stream of data and do with it whatever you want to create a better user experience.

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Please help us fund Citizen Desk — Only 2 weeks left!

by Veronika Divišová 6.01.2014
@Verdade's community contributes important details to the news organisation. Help us build Citizen Desk, a tool to propel the power of citizen journalism.
@Verdade's community contributes important details to the news organisation. Help us build Citizen Desk, a tool to propel the power of citizen journalism.

We're building a tool that connects newsrooms to citizen journalists and gives editors an easy way to verify reports. But we need your support to do it.

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Where in the world is Sourcefabric?

by Theo Schwinke 20.12.2013
Airtime live event radio | Photo credit Flickr Vaughan Nelson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
Airtime live event radio | Photo credit Flickr Vaughan Nelson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

We threw together a little interactive map of a few of the places where Sourcefabric solutions are making a difference, thanks to input from our community. We couldn't have done it without you.

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Support Citizen Desk on IndieVoice.es!

by Veronika Divišová 25.11.2013
@Verdade in Mozambique
@Verdade in Mozambique

From September 16 to October 31, IndieVoic.es will showcase Citizen Desk 2.0, an upgrade of a platform we developed @Verdade, the most innovative and widely read news source in Mozambique.

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