Moving from setup phase to prototyping
Time is passing quickly and YourDataStories (YDS), our research project on making #opendata more accessible and transparent, is already beyond the first year of its three years project duration.
As projects go, the first year was full of first steps: Setting up the consortium, creating the necessary project structures and communication lines as well as establishing a basis for the actual development. Activities ranged from setting up the technical infrastructure to gathering and analysing the main user requirements for the envisioned application.
DateTuesday, July 26th, 2016
When: 13 – 15 June 2016
Where: World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany
What is it?
For the 9th time in a row Deutsche Welle is hosting the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, its annual international media conference. With the lead slogan “Media. Freedom. Values” Germany’s international broadcaster offers a platform to discuss the role of media in civic and political society. For three days over 2.000 people from around the globe are welcomed to discuss a variety of current issues addressing media trends, foreign policy and their impact on helping overcome the challenges of global development.
DateThursday, June 9th, 2016
When: 25 May 2016
Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, London, UK
DateFriday, May 20th, 2016
When: 2 – 4 May 2016
Where: “The Station”, Luckenwalder Str. 4–6, 10963 Berlin, Germany
What is it?
re:publica is (by its own accord) one of the world’s most important events concerning the topic of the “digital society”. It started out in 2007 as a small blogger’s conference and has now become a meet-up for over 7000 digital natives, storytellers, researchers, developers, activists and journalists.
DateMonday, May 2nd, 2016
Scalable Understanding of Multilingual MediA
SUMMA is an ambitious research and innovation project aimed at media monitoring, with a close collaboration between Deutsche Welle and the BBC. Through language technologies such as speech-to-text (automated transcription), machine translation, topic detection and summarization, the SUMMA platform will help media professionals, amongst others, to monitor and analyze news more efficiently.
The project will capture incoming news streams in eight languages, analyze and compare the data, and provide an overview of leading topics and trends with summaries in English. The University of Edinburgh is leading the project, consisting of eight partners.
The consortium is aiming at jointly developing three tools :
- an external media monitoring tool, to analyze news reporting by other broadcasters and press agencies to detect trends and main news items;
- an internal media monitoring tool, to enable journalists and other media professionals to keep track of what has been published within their own organization;
- a data-journalism tool, monitoring and analyzing statistical data
Deutsche Welle will be working towards testing and evaluating the entire SUMMA platform, and is the primary user partner for the internal monitoring tool. It is envisaged that the work will lead to a user-friendly and tested tool, specifically tailored to analyzing DW content, with potential for subsequent integration and implementation.
SUMMA runs from February 2016 – January 2019.
Bring me to the SUMMA website
DateTuesday, April 19th, 2016
When: 6-10 April 2016
Where: Perugia, Italia
What is it?
The International Journalism Festival in Perugia is all about, surprise… journalism. Over five days, a great variety of topics that are important to journalism will be covered. These include, among others, fact-checking, data journalism, explanatory journalism, the era of video and of mobile, robot journalism, virtual reality, the involvement of readers and the public role of journalism, the crisis of the homepage, the search for a new objectivity, understanding audiences beyond the use of metrics and social networks vs. mainstream media. Attending the event is totally free of charge.
DateMonday, April 4th, 2016
The current US election is getting huge attention – as the potential candidates are more polarizing than ever before. The campaigns are public feuds, fought via all available social media channels.
But: what if we could predict, quite accurately, what the outcome of the election on November 8 will be? If all the guessing could be substituted by an objective view based on a sophisticated statistical model? This is what PollyVote does: the “evidence based election forecasting model” uses multiple predictions, aggregates the data and ultimately compute a prediction on who will win the election.
DateMonday, April 4th, 2016
Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.
We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from January.
DateThursday, March 3rd, 2016
When: 15-17 March 2016
Where: Hannover Exhibition Grounds – Hall 6, Booth A34
What is it?
The annual CeBIT Exhibition in Hannover is a leading international event in the digital industry with a diverse combination of exhibitions, conferences, keynotes, corporate events and lounges. Big Data is one of ten topics in 2016, featuring major providers of Big Data products and services. This field will be relevant for many visitors interested in digital transformation. Research & Innovation is another large area at CeBIT this year: Hall 6 showcases both research in the IT sector and visionary developments, presented by research institutes and high tech companies.
DateWednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Are you interested in professionally produced footage of the past 100 years that mostly has not been published on the Internet before? Keen on accessing videos of historical events such as the fall of the Iron Curtain in the late 1980’s? Would you like to watch an interview with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper from 1969 about their movie Easy Rider?
EUscreen – an Internet portal of European broadcasters and archives – is just the right thing for you.
DateTuesday, March 1st, 2016