Adding a photo or image can lend interest to a story that might otherwise not get attention.
The Transition to Digital Journalism - Knight Digital Media CenterJournalists also can use social networks like Facebook to find sources for stories.
... Adding a quality photo to a posting also signficantly increases reader
responses, .... A cellphone application, Vine lets you quickly shoot a video of up
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Trace the source of that image and see if it illustrates events took place in the area being discussed---or whether the photograph was taken in another part of the world.
A citizen journalist advised that when vetting online sources, use Google Image and search the original source and history of use for any photo or video cited as evidence. She told me how a photograph presented as evidence of atrocity in one part of the world was actually filmed in another nation, and when she politely and firmly pointed this out after doing a google search, that image was withdrawn.
A photograph presented as a primary source, especially one that becomes famous, should always be investigated to make sure it is indeed a primary source.
Primary Sources: What Are Primary Sources? - Yale UniversityPrimary sources provide first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a
topic under .... journals, legal and financial documents, photographs, maps,
architectural drawings, objects, oral histories, computer tape, video and audio
cassettes. ... If you need assistance locating maps, consult with staff at the Map
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