School Shootings, Trains vs Planes, Ukraine-Russia Trade, UK Airport Crimes

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Aug 27 to Sept 2 finds @nytclimate personalizing climate change, @npr fact-checking the US Education Department’s school shooting data, @dwnews calculating the cost of travel to the environment, and @junkcharts dissecting the strengths of Thailand cave rescue data visualizations.

Six Fake News Techniques and Simple Tools to Vet Them

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Exposing fake or manipulated images is quite possible with the proper tools and techniques. In this GIJN tutorial, six fraud scenarios are explored, along with step-by-step instructions on vetting their accuracy or inaccuracy:

1. Photo manipulation — Easy to check, using  tools such as Google Reverse Search.. 2. Video tricks — Close examination of the video and finding the original video are among the lessons here.

In Media We Trust? Reinventing Journalism for a Murky Era

The recently published paper, Bridging the Gap, Rebuilding Citizen Trust in Media, probably offers the most complete list of the current projects around media and trust. But those interviewed for the project viewed trust — and the way publications can gain and sustain it — differently. However, all initiatives seem to rely on two principles to optimize trust: transparency and participation.

This Week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from January 8 to 14 finds free font-for-numbers by @InVisionApp, a William Playfair biography book review for @WSJBookReviews and @PublicDataLab’s just-released full version of its fake news field guide.

Fact-Checking & Verification

Six Fake News Techniques and Simple Tools to Vet Them, by Olga Yurkova, Ukraine’s StopFake co-founder. She describes six fraud scenarios along with step-by-step instructions on vetting their accuracy or inaccuracy. What to Watch for in the Coming Wave of “Deep Fake” Videos, by Samantha Sunne, looks at sophisticated videos that feature one person’s face plastered onto another’s body. Satellite Images and Shadow Analysis: How The New York Times Verifies Eyewitness Videos

How to Fact-Check Politics in Countries with No Press Freedom, by Daniel Funke. How 90 Outlets Are Working Together to Fight Misinformation Ahead of Mexico’s Elections, by Joseph Lichterman, explains how a group of news organizations and civil society groups came together earlier this year to launch Verificado 2018, a collaborative fact-checking and debunking effort.