The crowdsourcing site Bellingcat – whose posts were previously only visible to donors – is now completely open.
The site, launched by conflict blogger Eliot Higgins (better known as Brown Moses), has successfully raised almost £50,000 through Kickstarter while performing a significant role in verifying information about crashed flight MH17.
But alongside its news and resources (including case studies) the site also includes a section of ‘How-To’s which are particularly useful for any journalist dealing with information online. These currently include:
- A Beginner’s Guide to Geolocating Videos
- Verification and Geolocation Tricks and Tips with Google Earth
- Geolocation Techniques – Mapping Landmarks
The site promises to continue to provide guides alongside its reporting efforts – so it’s well worth continuing to follow.