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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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DW Research & Cooperation Projects 2017: Our Year in Journo Tech

Another year in the world of digital media research and news innovation is coming to an end — and those of us still at the office decided to look back on personal highlights. Here’s what seemed important in 2017.

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Thursday, December 28th, 2017

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YourDataStories Project Update

Are you curious about YDS?

Numbers speak their own language – we help you translate it 
The last months have been an exciting time. We, the YourDataStories consortium, did not only enjoy the autumn colors but also brought our data-based platform out to shine.

Date

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

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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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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.

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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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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