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What’s Going on Over at /r/videos on Reddit?

10 months agoNews : Storyful

Reddit is a useful place for journalists to monitor conversations from the social web in real time. This week moderators of the popular sub-Reddit “/r/videos” posted new rules to police the community. The problem was not with ordinary users but … Continue reading ?

Storyful Talks to the People Behind 2012 Viral Prediction Hoax Video

10 months agoNews : Storyful

Every day at Storyful our editorial teams come across videos we suspect to be fake. From hard-hitting news fakes, to social experiments and other viral memes that are faked, it takes a discerning, experienced eye to sort the real from … Continue reading ?

One Year On: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement

10 months agoNews : Storyful

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement captured the attention of the world in 2014 with a passionate campaign to secure democratic elections for the former British colony. Esther Chan and Aaron Mc Nicholas look at the role social media played in the … Continue reading ?

What We’ve Learned From YouTube Newswire (So Far)

11 months agoNews : Storyful

In the earliest days of YouTube, those dark ages of the mid-Aughts, I was a web editor for the Cincinnati Enquirer, where I found myself regularly embroiled in internal arguments about whether or not the still-young platform was safe for … Continue reading ?

Storyful launches Weibo presence

last yearNews : Storyful

Four months ago, Storyful launched our first Chinese video channel, which has to date racked up over 22 million views on Youku. As we continue to connect with local audiences and clients in new and innovative ways, we are excited … Continue reading ?

Social Media Footprint: Investigating the Chattanooga Gunman

last yearNews : Storyful

Four American service members?—?three Marines and one sailor?—?were killed in attacks on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, July 16. The FBI said the shooting suspect, who targeted a US Naval Recruiting building and US Naval Reserve Center … Continue reading ?

Finding Dylann Roof

last yearNews : Storyful

A gunman opened fire at a Bible study meeting inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, killing nine people. As news broke of the shooting, Storyful journalists Derek Bowler and Rachael Kennedy … Continue reading ?

Syrian helicopter crash exposes hidden view of Assad’s barrel-bomb campaign

last yearNews : Storyful

Storyful has a rigorous verification process for establishing and confirming the authenticity of video content from the social web. Last week, journalists Alan O’Riordan and Lobna Hassan examined footage circulated by activists after it was obtained from a Syrian-forces helicopter … Continue reading ?

The Flow of UGC on Reddit

last yearNews : Storyful

Reddit has had a hell of a couple of weeks. From changing their policies to curb harassment to subreddits going on full strike after the firing of a well-loved employee to their CEO stepping down, the ‘Front Page of the … Continue reading ?

An inside look at ethical video licensing

last yearNews : Storyful

Storyful has been an industry leader in bringing a stronger focus to the ethical use of social content and commits to the same level of verification for each and every piece of content we work with – whether hard news … Continue reading ?

Mark Little on leaving Storyful, stronger than ever

last yearNews : Storyful

Clichés are clichés because they are true. And that applies to my thought for the day: quit while you’re ahead. I have decided to leave Storyful, the company I founded a little over five years ago. It’s not an easy … Continue readin...

Thinking Inside The Box

last yearNews : Storyful

Founder and Director of Innovation Mark Little reflects on Storyful’s model of innovation Innovation in a media organization is sometimes an impossible balance to strike. A laser-like focus on the bottom line does not always sit comfortably with experimentation. This … Continue reading ?

A Social Journalism Partnership Four Years In The Making

last yearNews : Storyful

  Google News Lab and Storyful are proud to announce the launch of the YouTube Newswire for the world’s journalists and newsrooms. While the one-stop destination for news, weather and politics is new, the partnership between Storyful and Google/YouTube isn’t. … Continue reading ?

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks

last yearNews : Storyful

Anyone who has ever asked me for tips on content verification and debunking of fakes knows one of the first things I always mention is reverse image search. It’s one of the simplest and most powerful tools at your disposal. … Continue reading ?

Storyful celebrates over two billion YouTube views

last yearNews : Storyful

Back in July 2014, Storyful announced that the number of views on the YouTube videos we manage had reached one billion. That milestone took some 18 months, and the learnings on that journey have been recorded on this blog before. … Continue reading ?

Anatomy of a Fake: Varoufakis and the ‘Stinkefinger’

last yearNews : Storyful

At Storyful, we deal with hoaxes every day. Some are frivolous. Others have the potential to result in serious consequences. Sometimes, however, they fall somewhere in the middle, as with the recent controversy about Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and … Continue reading ?

5 Stories that Got the World Talking in 2014

last yearNews : Storyful

As we head into a new year, Trends Editor Kevin Donnellan looks back at some of the moments from 2014 that stuck with him and people around the globe. Throughout last year, we monitored for trending content that emerged from … Continue reading ?

Find yourself: the evolution of discovery tools in 2015

last yearNews : Storyful

2015 will see the coming of age for discovery tools on the social web. It will be the year where finding content as an active pursuit, rather than a passive activity, will become the norm. Every journalist will be expected … Continue reading ?

Fact from Fiction: Analysis of civilian bus attack near Ukraine’s Volnovakha checkpoint

last yearNews : Storyful

Artillery fire near the Ukrainian town of Volnovakha, south of the city of Donetsk, struck a civilian bus on January 13, killing 13 people. Ukraine’s internal affairs department spokesman Vyacheslav Abroskin confirmed the incident in a post on Facebook, claiming … Continue reading ?

What’s in a Word? The Vocabulary of Virality

last yearNews : Storyful

Our viral team is engrossed with visually interesting content, from jaw-dropping weather events to amazing soccer strikes and everything in between. As we constantly strive to find new, authentic content as early as possible and work with those creators to … Continue reading ?

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