Using digital tools

Social Media Tools for Investigative Journalists

By 26/10/2022

Investigative journalists who use social media strategically can access a wealth of information, leads and sources. Social media is a treasure trove of data, but the sheer mass can be overwhelming. Tools like CrowdTangle help journalists to identify content that adds value and enriches their story research.

The African Investigative Journalism Conference record sessions from their annual conference and upload here on youtube. In this session, Digital Media Specialist Michael Salzwedel of Internews will introduce journalists to CrowdTangle (and other tools), showing how to use advanced search, lists, real-time alerts and trend trackers.

What tools do you recommend when searching through social media? Let us know!