CheckDesk

Meedan

Date Awarded
08/01/14
Amount
$35,000
Grant Period
08/01/14 to 07/31/15
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
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Knight News Challenge, Knight Prototype Fund

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To help journalists quickly verify the accuracy of online media–whether it’s a video, photo or a tweet through a digital tool–in deadline situations.

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Tom Trewinnard

Tom is the Research and Communications Manager at Meedan, a social technology nonprofit working on the Checkdesk project to develop collaborative verification tools online. Tom has worked extensively with journalists in some of the Middle East's leading newsrooms, as well as with citizen journalists from across the region, to research the role of citizen journalism in the mainstream coverage of breaking events.

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