Telegram 101 for Journalists

Research type:
Tip Sheet
Published on
April 22, 2022

Reporters and researchers working in newsrooms and at academic institutions are invited to a 1-hour training session with the Technology and Social Change team at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center, to learn how to investigate and analyze .

As Russia’s war on Ukraine escalates, Telegram continues to be an increasingly vital source of news for people in Ukraine and Russia. It is also a place where journalists and information researchers must pay attention in order to track information operations, the information ecosystem, and the dissemination of misinformation and .

In this crash course, our experts will walk you through the history, structure, and research potential of Telegram. We will offer hands-on demonstrations and tips for navigating and using Telegram in your reporting.

Suggested readings on the history of Telegram

Harm Reduction Security Guide on Using Telegram (2022)