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Conference Saturdays: investigative journalism and the social web

The social web has brought about many amazing opportunities and challenges. Among the biggest challenges for the public (and especially for journalists whose livelihoods depend on credibility and quality storytelling) is understanding what is real in an age in which anyone with a decent camera, computer and software (paid for or… ahem… under evaluation), it’s increasingly easy to be fooled.

As journalist Markham Nolan shared at TEDxHousesOfParliament, the tools of investigative journalism have never been more accessible, affordable and necessary.

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About the Author:

Mark Blevis is a digital public affairs strategist and President of, an integrated digital communications, public affairs and research company. His work focuses on the role of digital tools and culture on issues and reputation management. He also leads research into how Canadian opinions are shaped through online content and interactions.