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Interdisciplinary storytelling: Five Tips for Better Results

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Assembling designers, developers, journalists, and project managers to form an interdisciplinary storytelling unit (like DW’s visual journalism team) can be a beautiful and rewarding process – if you manage to find common ground, foster motivation, and keep everybody happy. Here’s a couple of tips on how to go about it.

Date

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

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Meet us @ Digitale Leute Summit 2019

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When: November 27th & 29th

Where: Palladium, Cologne, Germany

What is it?

The Digitale Leute Summit (digitale Leute = digital people) is a two-day conference focused on digital product development. It brings together professionals from a variety of backgrounds, e.g. software engineers, designers, product- and digital managers, startup CEOs).

Date

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

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LIMES workshop recap: The core concepts of live streaming, ideal formats, and next level news TV webcasting

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Last month, the LIMES consortium met for a workshop at the DW Lab in Berlin. Our goal (apart from discussing the status of the project): to try and create a basic concept for a new (augmented) live streaming format that would appeal to a modern news organisation – and to once again discuss the key question what live streaming is actually about. Here’s a summary of what we came up with.

Date

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

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InVID (In Video Veritas): The Tool Collection

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The EU co-funded InVID project (2016-2019) focussed on the algorithm-supported analysis and verification of videos, something its predecessor REVEAL wasn’t able to cover. Not only did we learn a lot about manipulated video content and ways to detect it in the course of the InVID effort, the consortium also managed to create a number of useful tools for the international verification community. Here’s an overview.

Date

Monday, October 14th, 2019

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Interview: How To Build A Visual Journalism Team

Since January 2019, Deutsche Welle has a visual journalism team. One of its original members is our Eva Lopez. Time and again, people ask her what visual journalism is actually about, why it’s a good idea to support a team like this – and what it takes to keep things going. To discuss those and several other questions, Eva sat down for an interview with her colleague Gianna Grün, data journalism expert and lead coordinator of the new workgroup.

Date

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

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Meet us @ IBC 2019

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When: September 13-17

Where: Amsterdam, Netherlands

What is it?

The IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) is an international trade show and conference catering to broadcasters, content creators and distributors, media hardware manufacturers, professional associations, and many other stakeholders in the media industry.

Date

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

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Screener: Simplifying the Use of Company Data in Journalism

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At DW Innovation, we recently explored the use of company-related data in journalism, and how journalists can be supported in this area. As one of six business case partners in the EUBusinessGraph project, we developed the Screener Tool for journalists that is soon coming up for internal Beta release. A good reason to share some insights into our motivation and the key features of the tool.

Date

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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Project LIMES: first augmented live video streaming features successfully tested at Global Media Forum 2019

DW’s and Contentflow‘s joint venture DNI project LIMES had an excellent test run at the Global Media Forum in Bonn last month: Not only did the underlying live streaming platform provide loads of smooth standard signals, it also managed to render the first truly augmented features recently envisioned and implemented by the LIMES team.

Date

Monday, June 17th, 2019

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Meet us @ Global Media Forum 2019

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When: 27–28 May, 2019

Where: World Conference Center Bonn, Germany

What is it?

DW’s international conference for representatives from media, politics and civil society to exchange ideas on global trends. GMF is held once a year, and recent instalments have drawn an audience of 2000+ people.

Date

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

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“I believe that drones can be used for good, I believe that they can be transformative” – a video interview with Johnny Miller

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Johnny Miller at Deutsche Welle Bonn (photo by Alexander Plaum)

For a long time, drones were a) very expensive and b) almost exclusively used for spying, instilling fear, and killing people. This has significantly changed in recent years. While there’s – naturally – still a massive market for so-called military UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), drone production for the civil sector has increased as well: Several tech companies now offer peaceful flying gadgets that feature high quality propellers and cameras and are available for less than 1000 euros. Simultaneously, drones have become favorite tools for a dedicated scene of journalists, artists, and media innovators all over the world. One of them is Johnny Miller.

Date

Monday, May 6th, 2019

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