Wednesday, 12 November 2014

5 tools Storyful recommends for social media monitoring and verification | Media news

The number of open-source tools and platforms that have emerged to help contextualise and verify information from social media has been one of the biggest developments in journalism in recent years.

"People are realising now that there's a wealth of sources and information out there to help you do a different type of journalism, and it allows stories to emerge from regions that may otherwise not have had that reportage or coverage," explained Malachy Brown, news editor at Storyful.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A Lens to the Front | Roads & Kingdoms

Ahmed uses a small camera to shoot so he can easily dive in the rapid changes of scenario at the frontline. In this instance, he was being shot at in the middle of the night. And though Carini meets with photojournalists like Ahmed every day, he was still overwhelmed. 

Carini is the editor-in-chief of Metrography, the first and only independent photo agency in Iraq. Founded in 2009, the organization covers all 18 of Iraq's governorates from Al-Basra to Zakho. But its philosophy lies within its recruits: They're local, young, and have a deep-rooted knowledge of the country. Its members speak Arabic, Kurdish, Assyrian, Turkmen, and dozens of local dialects.