Regret the Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech (Union Square Press/ Penguin Group Canada)
”…a winding journey through the most glaring, damaging and humorous typos, misprints, misidentifications, fuzzy numbers and obiticides in the history of journalism, from the accidental to the malicious.” — Publishers Weekly
Winner of the National Press Club’s Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism
Available in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia.
Mafiaboy: A Portrait Of The Hacker As A Young Man (Lyons Press/Penguin Group Canada)
“Full of many behind-the-scenes surprises, the book is a remarkably detailed account of Calce’s life leading up to the attacks and what happened to him afterward.” — The Gazette (Montreal)
Winner of the Aurthur Ellis Award for Non-Fiction Crime Book of the Year
Available in Canada (French/English), the U.S., and Vietnam
Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content: How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation (Tow Center For Digital Journalism, Columbia University)
This in-depth report, which was published in book form, is based on research I conducted as a fellow with the Tow Center. I combined content and data analysis, interviews with journalists and experts, and my own experience. One conclusion: "Rather than acting as a source of accurate information, online media frequently promote misinformation in an attempt to drive traffic and social engagement."
Available for download for free here (PDF).
Verification Handbook: A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage (European Journalism Centre)
With contributions from leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.
Available for download for free here (PDF) in English, French, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, and Croatian.