Social/ Search: NYT to increase use of video forensics

Social/ Search: NYT to increase use of video forensics

The New York Times plans to pursue more investigative video forensic reporting, which focuses on visual and open data, in light of work completed following the Mandalay Bay shooting.

The Times’ recent video investigation on the Mandalay Bay shooting – where Stephen Paddock opened fire at a Las Vegas country music festival from his hotel room, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds – collated every available piece of data found in video files, images, audio tracks and through metadata established their own independent timeline of how the massacre unfolded.

Pixel by pixel the team put the puzzle pieces together using files from social media uploads, submissions from witnesses themselves and information from Times reporters in Las Vegas.

Malachy Browne, producer at the Times’ video unit, along with Barbara Marcolini, carefully reconstructed the 10 minutes of the assault by analyzing and lining up audio waveforms of 30 videos filmed by concertgoers, the Las Vegas police and bystanders.

New Facebook News Feed guidelines for Publishers: The Do’s and Don’t’s

Facebook has released News Feed Publisher Guidelines, outlining strategies and three publisher principles for News Feed with tips to consider when creating and posting content on the social platform.

The new guidelines address how publishers can comply with the tech giant’s efforts to combat fake news, click-bait and low-quality content.

Facebook’s head of the News Feed, Adam Mosseri, reiterated at the announcement at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, that the guidelines do not represent any major changes to Facebook’s approach, but was instead created for publishers to better understand their News Feed strategy.