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7 key takeaways on information disorder from #ONA19 | First Draft News

First Draft spent the best part of last week soaking up the Louisiana heat and the latest insights in all things digital journalism at the 2019 Online News Association conference down in New Orleans.

As well as sharing the latest resources from the First Draft training team, and between all the beignets, sazeracs, po’ boys and crawfish etouffe, we’ve picked out some of the best lessons and learnings in information disorder from the conference.

Fighting misinformation

Former First Drafter and DFRLab fellow Andy Carvin moderated the conference’s opening panel on global strategies in fighting misinformation. Rounding off the session, he asked the other participants for practical recommendations in the ongoing battle. All but one turned on the social media platforms.

Hazel Baker, global head of UGC newsgathering at Reuters, suggested what she called a “pause button” when people try to share something during news critical moments, like on election days or during natural disasters.


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