There are few roles remaining in the newsroom that do not require journalists to work, to some extent, with eyewitness media, and that involves not only finding it, but also verifying it is true.
For now, there are more tools available for verifying images than videos, but with video footage becoming more prominent on social platforms, reporters have to come up with ways of finding and verifying it.
In a recent post, First Draft News recommends a number of useful tools and techniques, such as using RSS reader Feedly to collect and divide YouTube channels by beat or location in order to get regular updates, and pasting a video's URL into Amnesty's YouTube Data Viewer platform to find out when it has been uploaded.
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