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Meet us at the STOA Annual Lecture: Media In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

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When: November 21st

Where: Brussels, Belgium, European Parliament

What is it?

The STOA Annual Lecture is an event organised by the European Parliament Panel for Scientific and Technological Option Assessment – STOA for short. STOA’s core mission is “to understand the impact of new and emerging technologies and how to best support technological innovation”.

Date

Friday, November 17th, 2017

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Meet us at News Xchange

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When: 15-16 November 2017

Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What is it?
The organisers label News Xchange as “the news industry’s most provocative and most insightful experience.” It brings together news executives, journalists, presenters, bloggers and start-up entrepreneurs from around the world with experts from other fields such as scientists, artists and thought leaders. A main aim of the two-day event is to share and discuss ideas and the status quo of the news industry. Furthermore, trends and developments are shared in order to shape and prepare for the future of the news business.

News Xchange happens annually and is organised and supported by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This year’s host is the Dutch public service broadcaster NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting).

The full programme of the conference can be found here.

Why are we there?
We are participating in News Xchange to:

  • find out more about the state-of-play in the news business;
  • showcase our platform for collaborative verification Truly.Media;
  • discuss potential cooperation opportunities in the context of our research activities (especially relating to current and future projects);
  • do a lot of networking.

A number of Deutsche Welle staff is going to be present at the event, among them Guido Baumhauer, DW’s Director of Distribution, Marketing & Technology. Guido will lead an interview with Sisonke Msiman in the Q&A session “Statues & Flags: The Role of the Media in Polarised Societies”, at 5 pm on Wednesday.

DW Innovation will be represented by our Jochen Spangenberg. If you want to meet up with him, drop him a line (e.g. via Twitter or by mail), or just catch him for a chat anytime during the event.

Date

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

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Meet us at ICT Proposers’ Day

When: 9-10 November 2017

Where: Budapest, Hungary

What is it?

The ICT Proposers’ Day 2017 is, according to the organizers, a networking event that “centres on European ICT Research & Innovation with a special focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20.” It focuses on the European Commission’s upcoming Calls for Proposals (in 2018) and is an excellent meeting place for academics, researchers, industry experts and administrators (e.g. from government, the European Commission and national agencies) from all over Europe.

Date

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

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Truly Media Beta has crossed the finishing line

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After 15 months of development, with around 15 people involved and about 15 organizations testing it and providing feedback, Truly Media is finally entering the commercial market. The Google DNI project, formerly known as Verify Media and carried about by DW’s Research & Cooperations Projects (DW Innovation) and ATC’s iLab, has come to a successful end. The result of all this effort is a commercial verification platform that allows journalists to aggregate and verify User-Generated-Content (UGC) in real-time. A key asset: all this can be done collaboratively.

Date

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

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Fader: What the consortium has been up to (III)

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No worries: The summer break is long over. It only took us a while to write a thorough Fader update post. Because everybody in the consortium (DW Innovation, Euronews, Vragments) has been really busy.
We – or more precisely: the alpha geeks among us — gave the editor/platform a couple of cool new features. We also attended and/or hosted several interesting VR/360 events in the last couple of months. And we made sure Fader won’t run out of fresh content anytime soon.

Here’s a quick overview of what we’ve achieved since the beginning of August.

Date

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

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Journalism Product Development: Five Startup Tools To Untangle Business Complexity

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Photo by J Brew (CC BY-SA 2.0)

When creating new digital tools and systems for journalists, there are usually two main challenges: The first is to design and develop new functions and interfaces. The second is to understand and act on the business issues associated with the emerging product. This post is about the second challenge – which sometimes seems more difficult to tackle. Or even tends to be overlooked.

Date

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

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Meet us at VR Pop-up Week and VR Conference 2017

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When? September 11th – 15th (Pop-up Week), September 22nd (Conference)

Where? Berlin

What is it?

VR Pop-up Week = seven days full of virtual reality madness in the heart of Kreuzberg. There will be (spontaneous) workshops, showcases, beer, and nerd talk. VR Pop-up Week is very informal and free of charge. This is a VR playground.
VR Conference = a one day event that brings together all kinds of VR enthusiasts (journalists, storytellers, media innovators, techies) to share experiences and seek inspiration. This is much more structured and focused, and you will need to purchase a ticket.

Date

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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Team MULTIDRONE flies over “forbidden city” in Brandenburg

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In yet another cooperation with DW Travel, DW Innovation’s MULTIDRONE team has helped explore the “forbidden city” of Wünsdorf from the air.

Date

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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Meet us @ INTERACTIVE Festival 2017

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When: August 16th & 17th

Where: Cologne

What is it?

INTERACTIVE Festival is an interesting mix of talks, sessions, and workshops focusing on “trends and ideas in the digital sphere”, or more specifically: “their potential as well as their potential consequences.

Date

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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Truly Media tackles fake news ahead of German elections

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German Press Agency dpa and BR (Bayerischer Rundfunk), which is part of the ARD network of public service broadcasters, will use Truly Media to aggregate and verify UGC for their coverage about German federal elections in September. “We are using Truly Media to verify eyewitness content following the latest trends in technology. This helps us standardise and document all our verification efforts in a harmonised way across editorial departments”, says Stefan Primbs, Head of Social Listening and Verification at BR.

Date

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

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