On June 20th, Instagram launched its new streaming video platform, IGTV. Content on the platform will be longer than typical Instagram posts or stories – up to 60 minutes – and, most importantly, video will be vertical only! So what content works well in vertical? And how can news outlets best produce videos that are “vertical first”? DW’s social media department, together with the DW Lab, embarked on a two-week-long experiment with vertical video. Here are five of our most important takeaways.
DateMonday, October 15th, 2018
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!
DateMonday, July 23rd, 2018
Interning with the “Innos” – A Personal Retrospective of 10 Weeks at DW Research and Cooperation Projects
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.
DateThursday, July 19th, 2018
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.
DateMonday, June 25th, 2018
Dreaming of a VR Christmas: Fader project and network of media enthusiasts launch immersive advent calendar
Update 13/12: To make sure #VRcalendar still runs on standard mobile devices and with slower internet connections, we decided to split it. There are now two parts (= two different links) with 12 windows each:
Part 1 covers December 1st – 12th (original link).
Part 2 covers December 13th – 24th (new link).
In the scope of the DNI project “Fader”, partners Vragments, DW Innovation, Euronews, and numerous members of the international VR community, most notably VR/AR expo organizers DIGILITY, launch their first VR/360 advent calendar today. The experimental Xmas experience will eventually feature 24 immersive stories/scenes and can be viewed on a wide range of devices.
DateFriday, December 1st, 2017
A team from Deutsche Welle developed a data mining and visualization prototype at the event, helping editors better understand content and topics.
DateFriday, August 4th, 2017
Join us for a one day, virtual hackathon on December 17, 2015
Deutsche Welle Innovation aims to find out, based on a collaboration with Ludwig-Maximilians-University (Munich) and AX Semantics. The one day event will provide an opportunity for journalists, scientists and students to learn and play with the next wave of technologies usable in newsrooms. The day’s focus will be on prediction models and robot journalism, supported by design thinking as a method to develop impactful new offerings on digital platforms.
DateWednesday, December 2nd, 2015
TagsAX Semantics, FiveThirtyEiht, hackathon, high-tech, Ludwig Maximilians University, PollyVote, predictions, Robot journalism, storytelling, US elections, virtual hackathon
What comes to your mind when you think of Brazil? At the moment probably mainly ‘soccer’, right? Same over here. But we do not want to talk about last night’s game, the championship’s top players, live scores or the change of tactics. That will all be covered by our colleagues at DW Sports.
We focus on data driven journalism, visualizations, infographics and innovative storytelling on the web. Check out our collection of projects taking a creative approach at presenting soccer-related data:
DateWednesday, June 25th, 2014
This is a test page in the truest meaning of the word. We are experimenting with new formats and possibilites. You can join in if you like (and if the comment section is open) – or contact us via twitter, if you have ideas for us.
DateTuesday, March 18th, 2014
Raising general awareness for an EU funded project
In research projects dissemination always has a low priority at the start and a high priority in the end of the project. But how do we raise the interest of a larger public for such complex technologies?
For Arcomem we disseminate the project in specialist target groups that understand what we are talking about but also raise general awareness on the necessity of archiving social media content. Why should we keep our copy of twitter and facebook? And how important is the user generated content that we find in social media?
The Innovation team has the skills and tools to write story lines, make story boards and produce animated movies. For Arcomem we have made the following movie, based on our media use case in the Arcomem project, raising awareness for the need of digital preservation of social media.
DateThursday, November 8th, 2012
Tagsanimation, arcomem, author: Ruben Bouwmeester, digital preservation, general awareness, social media archiving, video