Nieman Foundation at Harvard
Can you spot a fake photo online? Your level of experience online matters a lot more than contextual clues
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Columbia Journalism Review / Sulome Anderson / Oct 11
“But my experience as the family member of a hostage and, later in life, as the friend of someone who was kidnapped and beheaded by the Islamic State in Syria, informs the way I watch news coverage of kidnappings—particularly those involving journalists. …Thirty years later, our hyperactive news cycle has all but obliterated the systematic, careful consideration of consequences when publishing news. At no point has that been more evident than over the past week, with some coverage of Khashoggi’s kidnapping.”