Poynter | Tool aims to help journalists find undiscovered reliable sources on Twitter ::in development::


When a big story strikes, …many journalists turn first to social media for eyewitness accounts. Finding them can be hit-or-miss…

Three researchers – Nick Diakopoulos and Mor Naaman at Rutgers University and Munmun De Choudhury at Microsoft – created SRSR to see if they could help journalists find those undiscovered sources

To find eyewitnesses, the researchers came up with a list of 741 words that act as clues – words that someone would be likely to use if she had seen, heard or otherwise perceived something…

The researchers asked journalists from seven news organizations – Philly.com, New York Daily News, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Reuters and the Guardian – to test the tool.

Read the full piece at poynter.org