Berto Jongman: Verifying Videos

Ethics, Media
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Verification as a process: Tools and techniques to get to the truth

EMHub’s Claire Wardle detailed the steps and tools in verifying newsworthy footage at the recent FDLive event at The New York Times

During part of the recent FDLive training at The New York Times, Eyewitness Media Hub director Claire Wardle detailed five steps in the verification process: understanding the provenance of a picture or video and whether it is original; verifying the source; verifying the date it was captured; verifying where it was captured; and understanding the motivation of the eyewitness in taking it. The steps are laid out in the First Draft Verification Guide in more detail, and Wardle suggested a range of tools and techniques for journalists to work through the stages.