Inside Breaking News: A look at how we confirm stories in real time

NOTE:  The specifics in this story are from several months ago.  I found this story and posted the link to tumblr in April 2013 and parts it were out-dated then.  However, I’m fascinated with Citizen Journalism, though news organizations, such as Breaking News and others, need to take care and confirm information from Social Media before re-publishing it, especially when it’s re-published under their banner.

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In the early stages of breaking news, there’s often a tremendous amount of conflicting information. Take this afternoon’s shooting at a psychiatric clinic in Pittsburgh as a prime example. For well over an hour, victim counts varied, and rumors of a second gunman and hostages dominated Twitter…

Fighting the “telephone” effect of Social Media and news.  (Note the specifics are from several months ago).

Inside Breaking News: A look at how we confirm stories in real time

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