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.
DateThursday, September 28th, 2017
Tagsbusiness model canvas, euBusinessGraph, go product roadmap, innovation, lean, learning cards, mvp, product development, product vision board, startup, test cards, value proposition canvas
DateTuesday, August 29th, 2017
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.
DateThursday, August 10th, 2017
TagsBR, Bundestagswahl, collaboration, dpa, fact-checking, fake news, Federal election, Germany, truly media, verification
The InVID research project releases a plug-in that supports journalists in verifying videos
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.
DateTuesday, August 8th, 2017
Tagsdebunking, EC, fact-checking, InVID, project results, research project, social media, User-generated content, verification, video verification
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.
DateThursday, July 27th, 2017
DateMonday, July 24th, 2017
Imagine a software using the newest technologies for translation, voiceover and other translation tasks for almost all languages spoken around the world. If a well-designed platform would be available, this could save editors thousands of hours each year, freeing resources for deeper reporting. Imagine further that these technologies are moving from research to the real world, as they are getting better quickly. This includes cross-translation from a large number of languages, including those that are “far away” from each other, such as English and Chinese, or Farsi and German.
DateTuesday, July 18th, 2017
Before we flip shut our laptops, pull off our slightly sweaty HMDs, and take a little summer break, it’s time for a quick recap of what team Fader* has accomplished in the last couple of months.
DateThursday, July 13th, 2017
Using emotion detection to enable visionary applications – that’s what the MixedEmotions project was all about. Here’s a quick review of the EU H2020 innovation action that was successfully completed in May 2017.
DateWednesday, July 12th, 2017
Beta testing digital tools is fun. Beta testing digital tools can also be strenuous, which is why most beta testers stick to a testing schedule and rarely add new work packages. However, much to our delight, our colleague Ole Krogsgaard at Euronews did exactly that: After significantly contributing to the scheduled Fader VR story on the French election launched by Euronews and Vragments last month, he decided that the VR/360 platform our consortium is trying to build should also play a part in his next project. So he took a collection of Euronews 360 footage on the effects of climate change in Europe — and turned it into a Fader story. Because “it just made sense.”
DateFriday, June 16th, 2017