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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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#FaderStories Finale in Berlin — Save the Date!

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While Fader the VR/360 platform will (hopefully) be around for a long, long time, Fader the consortium (DW, Euronews, Vragments) is about to disband in a couple of weeks. That’s because the Fader/VRappr DNI project is running out. Of course, we’re going to have a grand finale!

Date

Monday, April 16th, 2018

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Meet us @ International Journalism Festival XII

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When: April 11-15, 2018

Where: Perugia, Italy

What is it? One of the biggest and most renowned journalism festivals in the world. An ideal place to meet for reporters, storytellers, media scholars, media project managers, digital innovators. Keynotes and workshops are free of charge.

Why are we there? Short answer: It’s one of those must-attend events (300+ speakers from 50 countries, 700+ sessions/talks/workshops). Longer answer: We’ll exchange ideas with colleagues from all over the world, and DW (Research & Cooperation projects and other departments) will extensively contribute to the festival’s program again:

Date

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

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Public Service Media and Big Data: EBU publishes video interviews with experts

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Speakers and delegates at the EBU Big Data Conference in Geneva, March 2018

Big data, i.e the concept of thoroughly analyzing large data sets to find patterns and gain novel insights, isn’t just for IT geeks and corporate consultants anymore. It has also become increasingly important in public service media (PSM). Which is why the EBU is giving the topic extra attention and launched a “Big Data Initiative”.

Date

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

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Bloomen: Exploring How Blockchain Technology Can Make Life Easier for Creators and Media

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Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, smart contracts. If you haven’t been living under a rock the last couple of years, you have probably heard media and tech people mention these buzzwords all the time. A hype is not a meaningful application, though. Here is our take: Blockchain technologies are by and large a new approach to databases or ledgers. Their most important aspect: The entries can be trusted, as they are virtually unalterable and everyone can check them. Hopefully.

Date

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

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Project news.bridge is good to go

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Making audiovisual/broadcasting content available in virtually any language – this is the goal of news.bridge, yet another human language technology (HLT) undertaking of ours that was kicked off in late January.

Date

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

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

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Hello and welcome to the latest update on Project Fader Enterprise.

Date

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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