Does Your Journalism School Teach Verification and Eyewitness Media?

New survey hopes to help journalism schools understand how to make the ethics and skills of user-generated content a core part of the curriculum.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 28. Fill out the survey here.

Find more reads and resources on newsgathering, verification and eyewitness media at

This week the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism announced that they were partnering with Storyful to expand how they teach verification and eyewitness media in the Social Journalism program.

As part of the First Draft Coalition — a coalition of experts sharing top tips and training in handling eyewitness media — I’m exploring how other journalism schools are engaging their students around the ethics, tools and skills of using eyewitness media and user-generated content. My hope is to identify who is doing innovative work in this space and identify creative approaches and best practices for teaching verification.

If you teach at a journalism school help me by filling out this short 7 question survey and then share it on Twitter, Facebook and listservs.

Here is the link:

Josh Stearns directs the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation’s journalism sustainability project, designed to develop new structures and strategies to support a robust future of local news. Prior to joining the Dodge staff, Josh spent 7 years running national advocacy campaigns in support of freedom of expression and media diversity. Find him on Twitter at @jcstearns.