Craig Silverman

media editor BuzzFeed News

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman is media editor of BuzzFeed News and the founder of Emergent.info, a real-time rumor tracker that was developed as part a fellowship with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. His work resulted in the Tow report, Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content: How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation. Craig also founded Regret the Error, a blog about media accuracy and the discipline of verification. It became part of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where he serves as adjunct faculty.

Craig edited the Verification Handbook and the Verification Handbook For Investigative Journalism from the European Journalism Center. He is a the former managing editor of PBS MediaShift and has been a columnist for The Globe And Mail, Toronto Star, and Columbia Journalism Review. His journalism and books have been honored by the Mirror Awards, National Press Club, National Magazine Awards (Canada), Canadian Online Publishing Awards, and Crime Writers of Canada.

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IJF 2018

Craig Silverman will speak at the following events:

15:15 - 16:30  thursday 12 april 2018
Sala dei Notari
What should Facebook (et al) do for news?
09:45 - 10:45  friday 13 april 2018
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani
investigating the Internet: using data from social media, analytics, and the web to find and tell stories
16:45 - 17:45  saturday 14 april 2018
Teatro della Sapienza
Ethics in the hotseat









IJF 2017

Craig Silverman will speak at the following events:

09:30 - 10:45  thursday 6 april 2017
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
‘Fake news’ and the misinformation ecosystem
16:00 - 17:00  thursday 6 april 2017
Sala del Dottorato
How to report on lying media-bullying populists?
16:00 - 17:00  friday 7 april 2017
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
A field guide to fake news









IJF 2016

Craig Silverman will speak at the following events:

18:00 - 19:00  thursday 7 april 2016
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori
Effective tools and techniques for verifying social content
10:30 - 11:30  friday 8 april 2016
Palazzo Sorbello
What constructive journalism is and why we need it
15:00 - 16:00  friday 8 april 2016
Centro Servizi G. Alessi
Buzzfeed international strategy
10:00 - 11:30  saturday 9 april 2016
Teatro della Sapienza
Journalism and Silicon Valley
18:00 - 19:30  saturday 9 april 2016
Centro Servizi G. Alessi
The iconic image on social media: the death of Aylan Kurdi















IJF 2015

Craig Silverman will speak at the following events:

16:30 - 18:00  friday 17 april 2015
Palazzo Sorbello
User-generated content: can you be ethical and remain competitive?
16:30 - 18:00  saturday 18 april 2015
Centro Servizi G. Alessi
Battling online misinformation and debunking viral lies






IJF 2014

Craig Silverman will speak at the following events:

14:00 - 15:30  friday 2 may 2014
Sala del Dottorato
Mobile & snackable: the adaptation of news
09:00 - 10:30  saturday 3 may 2014
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
Data, fact-finding and breaking news













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