The Fragility of the Photo-Truth : Verification of Amateur Images in Finnish Newsrooms

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Pantti , M & Siren-Heikel , S 2015 , ' The Fragility of the Photo-Truth : Verification of Amateur Images in Finnish Newsrooms ' , Digital Journalism , vol. 3 , no. 4 . https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2015.1034518

Title: The Fragility of the Photo-Truth : Verification of Amateur Images in Finnish Newsrooms
Author: Pantti, Mervi; Siren-Heikel, Stefanie
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
University of Helsinki, Swedish School of Social Science Subunit
Date: 2015
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Digital Journalism
ISSN: 2167-0811
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/233371
Abstract: National news organisations have few means for exercising first-hand verification of amateur images in breaking news events. This article explores the attitudes Finnish journalists have towards the use of non-professional images. It examines how they perceive the need for the verification of amateur images, their responsibility with regard to that and how they practise verification and transparency in their everyday work. The results show that journalists, while perceiving accuracy and verification as central to journalistic work, either distance themselves from having responsibility for the accuracy of amateur images or attempt to perform or find some form of verification.
Subject: 518 Media and communications
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