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.
DateMonday, October 14th, 2019
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.
DateTuesday, October 8th, 2019
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.
DateTuesday, September 10th, 2019
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.
DateWednesday, August 21st, 2019
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.
DateMonday, June 17th, 2019
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.
DateTuesday, May 21st, 2019
“I believe that drones can be used for good, I believe that they can be transformative” – a video interview with Johnny Miller
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.
DateMonday, May 6th, 2019
TagsAfrican Drone, drone journalism, drones, Drones for Good, Johnny Miller, multidrone, Unequal Scenes
When: April 18th
Where: Cologne, Germany
What is it?
ECIR is short for European Conference on Information Retrieval, a major get-together of IT and media professionals that actually started on April 14th. ECIR Industry Day is the fifth and final day of the event, focusing on applied information retrieval technology and featuring various sessions, demos, and a social program.
DateWednesday, April 17th, 2019
A selection of Verification-Specific #ijf19 Perugia Sessions
We’re back from the International Journalism Festival in Perugia – and it was a blast. With so many great people there to meet in such lovely surroundings how could it not be?
But the festival does have a downside: Too many good sessions running in parallel. Good thing though that they are now all available as recordings online, so you can watch what you’ve missed.
If you don’t want to spend all day going through the program, and verification is one of your main topics, maybe these recommendations are helpful to you.
DateWednesday, April 10th, 2019
The name sounds very haute cuisine, but the only pot the GoURMET consortium will be stirring is that of Global Under-Resourced Media Translation: Started in January 2019 and funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, our latest human language technology (HLT) effort is all about improving the robustness and applicability of neural machine translation (NMT) to low resource languages and domains.
DateTuesday, April 2nd, 2019