Category Archives: Social Media
These images tell the story of how the Virgin Galactic test flight crash was seen by an eyewitness, Ken Brown. This is an account of how I found him and got him on to BBC News Channel by 21:15 GMT, … Continue reading →
Inspired by Alastair Leithead’s very insightful piece on The hazards of war reporting from the Libyan frontline, I’ve been meaning to write about my own experience of the Libyan revolutionary war as a journalist. Now that the world has witnessed … Continue reading →
Reading Journalism and a world in transition: Wadah Khanfar’s James Cameron memorial lecture I thought I’d pick out this passage which relates to how Syrian activists have helped make material easier to verify: The repetitive doubting, for instance by the Syrian authorities, … Continue reading →
Below is the text of an article I wrote for the BBC College of Journalism website on verification processes for social media in BBC News, published 11 May 2011: From Tunisia, via Egypt, to Libya and Syria, verifying and acquiring … Continue reading →
My tweets from a discussion with Andy Carvin and Jay Rosen on the nature of Andy’s twitter work: is it newsgathering or news reporting?