Reporter’s toolkit: Verification handbook

The European Journlaism Center has published a free “Verification Handbook” – “a definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage”. You can reasd the handbook in your browser for free on the website Printed, ePub and free PDF versions should be available soon.


The handbook authored by journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts  provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies. This is a great resource for journalists seeking advice when covering emergencies. You will learn some groundbreaking rules regarding the verification of user-generated content, images, videos etc. Each chapter contains case studies and real-life examples. Personally, I find the list of verification tools extremely useful.

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