Good practice in reporting floods from You Tube user-generated content

Ed Walker’s blog posting about reporting on floods on the basis of user-generated content from You Tube is really useful – I wish I’d known all those good practice procedures before reporting on the Todmorden floods.

He reflects on his experience of fact-checking user-generated video on You Tube when reporting for Chronicle Live on the North East’s floods last week, and reports on what he learned in the process about making contact with the people who filmed and uploaded the video, and getting the bigger story behind the video.