Revolutions are tweeted. Drug lords and hitmen have Facebook fans. Wars are waged with cyber attacks. And espionage has never been so widespread or easy to conduct.
The social fabric of cyberspace is as important as the physical world. From commerce to sex, every interaction is mirrored on-line.
Traditional media feel left behind by bloggers, social media, and the race into cyberspace – but that race has just begun. The next-generation news organization will be agile and smart. It will apply the trusted techniques of traditional journalism to the online world. Speed is just as important as accuracy – and both can be won.
The SecDev training program considers how journalism has changed, and offer solutions for media professionals to break the news without compromising credibility and integrity in a real-time digital age.
With emerging digital tools and methods, journalists can:
• Discover the what as it happens
• Determine the where – globally – with speed
• Find and engage the who directly – anywhere in the world
• Understand the why, putting it quickly into a multifaceted context
• Access the how through an unlimited amount of available resources
• Verify the source with precision and efficiency
Follow ethical and legal principles consistent with privacy and terms of service
All aspects of traditional journalism still apply, but are supercharged in the digital age of media. It’s more than counting tweets, trending social media or data-driven journalism: it’s the future news environment - and it’s here today.
WHY DOES SOCIAL MEDIA MATTER?
Presenting the ways in which social media has become the news, this information session considers how journalism has changed as a result and what media professionals can do to break the news without compromising credibility in a digital age.
KNOW THY THREAT
Avoid being a target. Learn how to quickly distinguish fact from fiction in an online environment. This session covers issues related to cyber espionage such as what devices are easily compromised and tips for secure communications.
BREAK THAT STORY
Tools and methods for using social media to get to the story first with a structured and iterative drill designed for journalists to reinforce analytics techniques and
KNOW THY SOURCE
Techniques and methods for verifying sources, focusing on verification of cross domain sources, culminating in a hands-on drill to test and validate core skills of participants.
HANDS ON PRACTICUM
Let’s find the news! A breaking news simulation exercise where students will be challenged to apply their new skills in a real-time scenario, working as a team.
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