Storyful :: British writer Lynn Barber has scalped some formidable egos in her time. Laced with acerbic scrutiny, her interviews have become something of renown in the British Isles. Her secret? Approach. She confessed in a 2010 interview to beginning interviews by adopting a natural dislike of her subject: the conversation is their opportunity to win her over.
At Storyful, we interrogate content shared on the social web in a style not dissimilar Barber’s grilling of dignitaries of media and politics. We adopt a natural skepticism to every item of content we discover.
Verification is a cornerstone of our work and it has to be. Information and content often spreads across social media in ‘Chinese whispers’ fashion. Videos and images are spliced, diced and re-posted. Context and details change, agendas compete. Falsehoods and fabrications are deliberately issued.
Storyful's verification process, examples - Continue to read Malachy Browne, blog.storyful.com
Listen to the Podcast produced by journalism.co.uk: at 5.38 Malachy Browne, Storyful's News Editor, gives some examples of how the verification processes have been applied in his daily news reporting.