Digital Forensics: Using Social and Online Tools to Find Great Stories

Notable figures, like all of us, exhibit specific, personalized behavior online, creating internet footprints visible to anyone via ethical and public digital sleuthing. Join this session to learn how to uncover likes, follows and timestamps, set up alerts and bots and dig around with digital tools.

This session is designed for:

  • Reporters who would like to add to their public records toolkits
  • Newsrooms that monitor public figures and need new tips and tools
  • Anyone who wants to know more about the digital trail we leave online


Jane Lytvynenko
Reporter, BuzzFeed News

Ashley Feinberg
Senior Writer, Slate
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Malachy Browne
Senior Producer, The New York Times
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Michelle Baruchman
Engagement Editor, The Seattle Times
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