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When you don't have sources on the ground, being social media savvy is the best way to get started
Many journalists swear by Tweetdeck for keeping an eye on sources, events and hashtags. Here's how to get started
You can find posts, pictures and videos on Twitter by location, as long as the user has turned on geolocation
Speakers from Storyful and AP stressed the need to treat witnesses with respect at last week’s news:rewired conference
Storyful's expert editors shared their advice for best practice in verifying posts, images and video at the recent News Xchange conference
First Draft members and other journalists discussed the issues in a recent Twitter chat on #FDethics
News breaks fast on Twitter, but how do you find it? Deutsche Welle's Julia Bayer and Ruben Bouwmeester have put together some search terms to help
San Bernardino’s fake eyewitness highlights the need to vet Twitter sources
Find sources close to a story with this free tool for searching Twitter profiles
Twitter is changing the way users see new tweets in their timeline, but that doesn't mean the end of real-time posts for journalists
Social media expert and trainer Sue Llewellyn explains why she 'couldn't function without Twitter lists'
When news breaks, a quick way to find photos and videos from the scene is to search Twitter using latitude and longitude coordinates
Combining traditional shoe-leather reporting with the wealth of digital services now available can make the difference between a good and a great reporter
Twitter lists are a great way to organise sources around particular topics, so here's how you can find other people's lists or make your own
Those trying to divert the news to serve their own agenda are getting more sophisticated, so journalists need to know what to look out for
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