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Thursday, August 22 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Vetting Social Media in Breaking News

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The coverage of breaking news on social media has become huge, and sometimes news organizations feel the heat of competition - they want to be the first to break the news on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other venues. But what happens when their sources aren't as reliable as they hope? We'll introduce you to several savvy journalists who can advise you on tips and tricks for vetting sources during breaking news. 

Twitter: @aaja, #AAJAbreaking

Location: Murray Hill West 

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Eric Carvin

Social Media Editor, Associated Press
Eric Carvin is the social media editor at The Associated Press, where he helps guide more than 2,000 journalists on their social newsgathering and engagement adventures. He directs social strategy throughout AP's global news operations, overseeing the use of social media to uncover breaking news, gather user-generated content, connect with readers and share AP content. Eric is a 13-year AP veteran with extensive experience with innovative and... Read More →
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Stephanie Clary

Senior Editor, Breaking News
Stephanie Clary is a senior editor at Breaking News -- a start-up inside NBC News Digital that works to discover, verify and publish real-time news on the web, mobile and just about every social channel available. Previously, she was a producer at The Seattle Times, where she experimented with live reporting, live video production, and soliciting user-generated content for sports, entertainment and... Read More →
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Kyle Kim

Kyle Kim helps manage daily social media and news production at GlobalPost's headquarters in Boston. Kyle received a 2012 SABEW award for his work in computer-assisted reporting for an in-depth business project on the global middle class. The Huffington Post recently named him as a "Rising Star" in the future of journalism.
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Sona Patel

Social Media Producer, The New York Times
Sona Patel is a staff editor for social media at The New York Times where she works primarily on the National and features desks. Prior to the Times, Sona spent almost four years as a social media producer for The Seattle Times. She was part of the Seattle Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News. She served as chapter president of AAJA Seattle from 2011 to 2012.

Thursday August 22, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019