Verification Handbook

Verification Handbook book cover

A Definitive Guide to Verifying Digital Content: For emergency Coverage

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has released the Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting, a companion handbook to the Verification Handbook which was published by the Centre in early 2014.

A Definitive Guide to Verifying Digital Content: For Emergency Coverage

While the initial Verification Handbook centred on verification for breaking news coverage, this handbook provides the fundamentals of online search and research techniques for investigations. It goes deeper into techniques for UGC investigations; it provides best practices for evaluating and verifying open data, gives sound advice on workflow for fact-checking investigative projects and ethical approaches to UGC in investigations.

Comprised of ten chapters and three case studies, this Handbook has gathered knowledge and expertise from some of the world’s leading media, research and civil society organisations, including BBC, Bellingcat, Der Spiegel, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting, the Arab Reporters for Investigative Reporting, Amnesty International, WITNESS, The SecDev Foundation and SAM.

Visit the European Journalism Centre website to download the report.