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DW Research and Cooperation Projects team wins prize for “Best Editorial Tool” at BBC SUMMA newsHACK

summa_newshack_2017The latest installment of the BBC newsHACK, held in London on November 22nd and 23rd, saw DW innovation team members Hina Imran and Olga Kisselmann win a prize in the category “Best Editorial Tool”. They had developed a very useful Slackbot for SUMMA data.

Date

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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Dreaming of a VR Christmas: Fader project and network of media enthusiasts launch immersive advent calendar

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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.

Date

Friday, December 1st, 2017

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CPN: An Innovative Approach to Content Personalization

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🎶 We tell you what you want, What you really, really want 🎶

Maybe you don’t like Girly Pop Music from the 90s, not everyone does. But how should we have known without knowing you, our audience?

This question is at the core of a new project we have just started: CPN – Content Personalisation Network.

Date

Tuesday, November 28th, 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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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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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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Supporting Video Verification with InVID

The InVID research project releases a plug-in that supports journalists in verifying videos

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One of the research projects in which we are involved is InVID – ‘In Video Veritas’. The project, running from 2016 until the end of 2018, deals with various aspects of video verification. This includes investigating legal aspects, supporting rights clearance processes, and above all the development and testing of tools and modules that support and part-automate the verification of videos.

Half-way into the project’s duration, the project is pleased that first results can be made available to the public and, in particular, the verification community.

Date

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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SUMMA Monitoring Platform Prototype: Cross-Lingual Overview of DW Content in English

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Deutsche Welle certainly offers a lot of interesting content in 30 languages. Too bad we can’t understand most of it. Lucky there’s project SUMMA which has made major progress in the last couple of months and now offers a tool to digest all the news in one lingua franca.

Date

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

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