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Fader 2.0: What the consortium has been up to (V)

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Remember Fader/VRappr, the marvelous VR/360 DNI project run by DW, Euronews, and Vragments from February 2017 to May 2018? Of course you do. And we just remembered it’s time to give you a last proper consortium update. But first of all, let’s take a quick look at the past, present, and future of our immersive storytelling tool.

Date

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

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Hello, DW Lab!

We are happy to announce that the team of Deutsche Welle Lab (DW Lab) is joining us for this blog, sharing their projects and videos and thoughts on innovation in journalism. Welcome, Andy Giefer, Angela Kea, and Nadja Scholz!

Date

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

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Interning with the “Innos” – A Personal Retrospective of 10 Weeks at DW Research and Cooperation Projects

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For the last two and a half months, I had the chance to work with Deutsche Welle’s Research and Cooperation Projects (ReCo) Team – and I enjoyed every day of it.

Date

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

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Sixth Sense Retrieval – Making Sense of News Video Archives in Seconds

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Web video content is in high demand these days. As a consequence, most news organizations and media companies have built impressive archives. One big challenge remains, though: It’s often hard to find the video content you’re looking for. Using the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Sixth Sense Retrieval offers a solution here.

Date

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

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Hackathon “Visualizing Global Inequalities”: Here’s what we came up with.

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79 bottles of Club-Mate, 30 hours of research and coding, 27 participants, six media institutions, three jurors, two outstanding AR concepts/prototypes, one outstanding DDJ tool, lots of great ideas, and one common goal: these are the key figures behind the hackathon we got to host in the scope of the DW Global Media Forum (GMF) earlier this month.

Date

Monday, June 25th, 2018

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Truly Media – Truly Great

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Exciting times for Truly Media — in just two tweeks, we got to present DW’s and ATC’s verification platform at four high-profile events. And yes, that actually included demoing Truly to the German Chancellor.

Date

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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Meet us @ Global Media Forum 2018

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When: 11–13 June, 2018

Where: World Conference Center & Deutsche Welle HQ, Bonn, Germany

What is it?

To quote the official website: “The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum (GMF) is the place Made for Minds, where decision-makers and influencers from all over the world come together. Connect and collaborate with over 2,000 inspiring representatives from the fields of journalism, digital media, politics, culture, business, development, academia and civil society to tackle problems and brainstorm solutions to the challenges facing global media development.”

Date

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

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Meet us @ HITS Europe Summit

When: 20 June 2018

Where: London, UK

What is it?
HITS Europe Summit is an annual conference hosted by the Media and Entertainment Alliance Europe, focusing on current technical developments changing the way of creating, managing and distributing creative content. Participants are senior managers from the media and entertainment industry, including companies such as BBC, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment or 20th Century Fox. The Hollywood IT Society (HITS) focuses on the impact of Information Technology on the entertainment industry.

Date

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

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DW and BBC to host “Global Inequalities Hackathon” at Global Media Forum

DW Research and Cooperation Projects is teaming up with BBC News Labs to organize a hackathon in the scope of DW’s upcoming annual Global Media Forum (GMF).

Date

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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Fader consortium releases immersive stories “Copenhageners” and “remembrance is real”

To celebrate 15 months of fruitful collaboration and the refined features of 360/VR storytelling platform Fader/VRAppr, Deutsche Welle, Euronews, and Vragments released two new Fader stories in Berlin last week. The pieces called “Copenhageners” and “remembrance is real” premiered at VR Pop 18, an immersive storytelling workshop and meeting hosted by the consortium during re:publica. We are thrilled to present them on our blog now.

Date

Monday, May 7th, 2018

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