Bellingcat’s Eliot Higgins: Citizen journalists need to be obsessive but not crazy

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LONDON — Brown Moses and Bellingcat founder Eliot Higgins has revealed what it takes to become a citizen journalist.

Speaking to Mashable‘s Executive Editor Jim Roberts at the +SocialGood UK conference in London, Higgins said he looks for people who think in “obsessive detail but also aren’t crazy.”

Higgins’ investigative reporting, which is rooted in analysing online content including photos, videos and social media accounts alongside likeminded people, has helped him break new angles on several stories over the last few years. Read more…

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