Audrey Schomer | Business Insider | December 3, 2019

As digital resources and social media have given all people a public, open platform to communicate, user-generated content has become primary source material and created a trail for open-source journalists to investigate. And by performing investigative research in this way, reporters can more easily connect directly to visual evidence on the web, rather than refer to private sources.

Open-source techniques can also help to restore trust in journalism by improving transparency because they often involve journalists showing the process behind their reporting.
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