Social media sleuthing

  • Event: 2019 New Orleans Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Francisco Vara-Orta of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 3:45pm
  • Location: See printed schedule for room information
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Learn advanced tricks and tips for mining Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other sites during breaking news and for enterprise stories. Learn how to do geographic searches to find sources, visuals and other material near a specific address or in a particular city. Discover ways to automate tasks to save time and run searches by location, hash tags and more.

Speaker Bios

  • Francisco Vara-Orta is a training director for IRE. He's worked for 18 years in professional newsrooms throughout the country, published by Chalkbeat, Education Week, the Los Angeles Times, Austin Business Journal, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, Nieman Storyboard, Laredo Morning Times, and La Prensa de San Antonio @fvaraorta

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