News verification

Date Posted: April 11, 2019 Last Updated: April 11, 2019

When reporting major news today, User Generated Content (UGC) is of undeniable value. Nevertheless, it is also true that it can be easily distorted, forged or taken out of context especially in terms of time and location. That is why UGC must be verified by the process of News Validation and Verification, which combines the use of editorial skills and technical tools.

This is a practical guide for journalists to use to verify digital content.