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Digital Journalism Workshop: “Lost in the jungle”

Jungle

The volume of digital information streams is constantly increasing. How can journalists keep track of an almost unmanageable flood of data without getting “lost in the jungle”?

Social media channels generate new information every minute every single day. Journalists not only have to monitor and research this information, but also separate out true important data from mere noise and misinformation or even fake content.

Come and join us at the Scoopcamp 2013 in Hamburg!

Date

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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5 Big Links – August 2013

What is happening in the Media Innovation landscape? With 5 Big Links we inform you every month about the big stories we see out there.

1. Are you a Stuffer or a Stringer? The 7 types of Hashtag Abusers, by #nymag.

2. Online news consumers in meticulous detail. The Digital News Report, by Reuters Institute.

3. Newstainment. Journalism & Video games coming together as a new form of storytelling, by Niemanlab.

4. The Age of the Algorithm. But what if they misbehave? Do we hand over too much power to machines? By The Guardian.

5. Ninja citizen journalists take on media monopolies. The Brazil protests on Government spending and Education, by DW.

(Ruben Bouwmeester)

Date

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

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DW Innovation heavily involved at Scoopcamp 2013

On 12 and 13 September 2013, the DW Innovations Project Team will descend on Hamburg to participate in Scoopcamp 2013, an event organised by dpa and Hamburg@work, with Deutsche Welle, Zeit Online and SHIZ as partners. Scoopcamp is dedicated to new forms of (digital) storytelling.

DW Innovation will take a very active role!

Date

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

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Hack the newsroom: Innovation adventures in Berlin and Paris

One win plus loads of positive new insights: Members of the innovation team took part in two “Hackathons” organized by the Global Editors Network in June 2013. The goal was to develop prototypes of novel data-driven applications usable for newsrooms in two days. In Berlin the team consisting of Xiegong Fischer (Editor at Deutsche Welle), Cosmin Cabulea and Mirko Lorenz (Innovation projects) presented an application called “I pay this, you pay that” in order to

Date

Monday, July 1st, 2013

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5 Big Links – June 2013

What is happening in the Media Innovation landscape? With 5 Big Links we will inform you monthly about the big stories we see out there.

Right to privacy anno 2013: Academic research studies & reports on the state of digital privacy.

The signal & the noise: journalism & the future of crowd-sourced reporting after the Boston marathon bombings. An e-magazine by Nieman Reports.

Innovations issue online now! Using HTML5 and responsive design the New York Times brings magazine experience to the web.

Defend your data! Journalist guide to information security.

Learning by statistics: How to use Youtube successfully. Don’t miss the detailed 2013 study!

(Ruben Bouwmeester)

Date

Friday, June 21st, 2013

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Social media research tools for journalists

A workshop at DW’s Best Practice Day 2013

photo by Jason A. HowieJournalists increasingly involve social media in their work. Initially, the focus was on publication, self-promotion, user engagement and audience feedback. Now the research aspect is catching up. Not just for breaking news:

Date

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

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5 Big Links – May 2013

What is happening in the Media Innovation landscape? With 5 Big Links we will inform you monthly about the big stories we see out there.

Journalistic Accountability: Churnalism discovers when news copies from other sources.

Interactive storytelling at its best. Boston Moment by NYT.

Losing $136 billion over one single tweet.

When everyone is an eye-witness, what is a journalist?

Mood measurement for groups: Smile, you’re on camera!

(Ruben Bouwmeester)

Date

Monday, May 6th, 2013

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CoSyne Automated Translation & Synchronization software available

CoSyne presents Merging KnowledgeThe CoSyne project (Multilingual Content Synchronization with wikis), in which Deutsche Welle Innovation takes part, is nearing its end. CoSyne targets to find a solution to the current problem of comparing and updating wiki pages on the same subject in different language versions.

DW Innovation has made a short film to get you up to date on the challenges we find in Machine Translation.

Date

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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Explore Germany with Raphael

Deutschland im wandelAs part of a multimedia project, Deutsche Welle has addressed the structural changes of Germany, especially after the re-unification. The project covers the topic from various angles, looks into specific sectors and offers an interesting picture of how Germany as a location for business and for industry varies in different regions. Besides interviews, picture galleries and videos, the editorial team wanted to offer a visualization that can

Date

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

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5 Big Links – April 2013

What is happening in the Media Innovation landscape? With 5 Big Links we will inform you monthly about the big stories we see out there.

1. The biggest lie on the web is “I have read and agree to the Terms”. Understanding terms & privacy policies..

2. True impact of journalism. How do we measure it? By Ben Colmery.

3. Is this real? How to fact check Social Media? Internet research skills every journalist needs.

4. Expected innovations. Liquid Journalism and Dynamic Storytelling emerge in 2013. Mind-bending interactive story approaches available right now!

5. Mobile World Congress: news media will have to fight to stay in the game. The huge growth of video streaming points to a great opportunity for the media industry.

(Ruben Bouwmeester)

Date

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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