We have reached the age of everyone having their own personal brand. What is yours? What makes it up? Have you even given it any thought? For those of us in media and media-related positions, this can be very important.
What do you do? What are the qualities with which you do it? And what is the result or impact?
Source: My Paradoxical Quest to Build a Personal Brand | The New Republic
But news in the digital age spreads faster than ever, and so do lies and hoaxes. Just like retractions and corrections in newspapers, online rebuttals often make rather less of a splash than the original misinformation. As I have argued elsewhere, digital verification skills are essential for today’s journalists, and academic institutions are starting to provide the necessary training.But ordinary people are also starting to take a more sophisticated approach to the content they view online. It’s no longer enough to read the news – now, we want to understand the processes behind it. Fortunately, there are a few relatively effective verification techniques, which do not require specialist knowledge or costly software. Outlined below are six free, simple tools that any curious news reader can use to verify digital media.
Source: Six Easy Ways to Tell If That Viral Story Is a Hoax