“So what are the most important developments in journo tech right now? Which tools and concepts will help us create really interesting content? And what about improving production workflows?” That’s a set of questions we get quite often. Providing definitive answers is impossible. What we can do, however, is share a couple of insights from our work. Here’s a list of tech that struck us as particularly interesting, promising, or useful this year.
DateThursday, December 13th, 2018
Tags2018, 5g, apache kafka, ar journalism, blockchain, distributed ledgers, hlt, journo tech, jupyter, oba, year in review
Interested in AI-driven human language technology (HLT) and looking for a chance to test the latest state-of-the-art tools? Come visit us in Bonn in week #47!
DateTuesday, November 13th, 2018
Let’s keep this short: In August, Team Multidrone and our colleagues at Euromaxx recorded stunning aerial footage at Meteora, a famous Greek rock formation. The idea behind the drone shooting was to learn more about drone cinematography for TV production in a real production environment. While having an experimental setup, the material created was used for a DW TV report on rock climbing. Here’s a high quality version of the clip — solely for your enjoyment:
DateThursday, October 11th, 2018
Earlier this year, we introduced you to Sixth Sense Retrieval, a DNI prototype project dedicated to analyzing and indexing vast amounts of video content in order to unlock media archives. In the meantime, 6SR has been completed, and everybody at MindFlux and DW is quite happy with the results. Within the project scope, we could implement all envisioned features, which can now serve as a basis for a future, more sophisticated tool. Here’s a quick look at what the platform looks like after 6 months of development and testing.
DateMonday, October 8th, 2018
Remember Fader/VRappr, the marvelous VR/360 DNI project run by DW, Euronews, and Vragments from February 2017 to May 2018? Of course you do. And we just remembered it’s time to give you a last proper consortium update. But first of all, let’s take a quick look at the past, present, and future of our immersive storytelling tool.
DateWednesday, August 1st, 2018
Web video content is in high demand these days. As a consequence, most news organizations and media companies have built impressive archives. One big challenge remains, though: It’s often hard to find the video content you’re looking for. Using the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, Sixth Sense Retrieval offers a solution here.
DateMonday, July 2nd, 2018
Exciting times for Truly Media — in just two tweeks, we got to present DW’s and ATC’s verification platform at four high-profile events. And yes, that actually included demoing Truly to the German Chancellor.
DateThursday, June 21st, 2018
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).
DateTuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Tagsar, augmented reality, bbc, data driven journalism, data visualization, dataviz, GMF, hackathon, inequality
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.
DateMonday, May 7th, 2018
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!
DateMonday, April 16th, 2018