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Social Media Verification

Logo of REVEAL ProjectREVEAL focuses on verification technologies, tools and strategies. The project aims to aid journalists in identifying trustworthy (user generated) content on Social Networks. This includes assessing aspects such as the credibility of contributors, their reputation and influence, the quality of content items and much more.

To master these challenging research questions the project consortium consists of 11 partners. It brings together a set of complementary expertise, ranging from the legal sector (Catholic University Leuven) to the area of software development (Software AG).

The Deutsche Welle Innovation team will add its expertise in journalistic/media requirements as well as application development. It will also be involved in software testing and in dissemination activities, promoting the research project.

The project runs from November 2013 – October 2016.

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Date

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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5 Big Links – January 2014

Short and sweet: Five links that lead to novel views about media, tech and innovation.

1.  The beginning of a new year: It’s time for predictions!
What will be trending in digital journalism this year? via journalism.co.uk
 
2.  Multimedia Storytelling will become bigger, better and more interactive.
It’s your time to play! via arte
 
3.  Time to give the old fashioned news-reading a facelift:
Check out the New York Times’ redesigned online experience.
 
4.  Young & gifted, the talents of media are promising:
Have a look at Forbes’ 30 under 30 media people of tomorrow.
 
5.  Learn from the big players and improve your social media presence:
The NYTimes social media desk shares its insides on their Twitter success.
via Nieman Journalism Lab
 

Date

Monday, January 13th, 2014

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Event Understanding through Multimodal Social Stream Interpretation

Logo of EUMSSI ProjectEUMSSI aims to develop technologies for identifying and aggregating unstructured data with different levels of granularity from both new and traditional media sources. The planned multimodal search will focus on high-level semantic, conceptual and event-centered representation while allowing for strong interoperability and interactive reinforcement of the data aggregation.

The resulting platform will be potentially useful for any application in need of cross-media data analysis and interpretation, such as intelligent content management systems, personalized recommendation, real time event tracking, content filtering, etc.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner and develops the journalistic use case. It will also lead the user requirements analysis and contribute to user validation and dissemination tasks.

The project runs from December 2013 – November 2016.

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Date

Friday, January 10th, 2014

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Data Science: “It is getting easier for the novice to do this kind of analysis”

How would data journalists benefit from text mining skills? A brief conversation with Rebecca J. Weiss, Data Analyst at Mozilla Foundation and a PhD candidate in Stanford.

Date

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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A brief talk with Manuel Aristarán, Creator of Tabula


Unlocking data from PDFs can be the most hellish assignment. In comes Tabula, a free software helping users transform data into readable formats again.

Date

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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Turning users into makers


A brief profile of “Technology Will Save Us”: The UK-based company provides Do-it-yourself kits, to build all kinds of technical things yourself. The idea is educate and built understanding. Which is cool.

Date

Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Kettlecorn: Easy to use video editing, smart re-use of software

This is the first post out of a series with short interviews we conducted at Mozilla Festival 2013. What we really liked there was a prevailing “can do” attitude.

Date

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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5 Big Links – November 2013

Short and sweet: Five links that lead to novel views about media, tech and innovation.

1. Must see this month, if you haven’t already: NSA decoded: Impressive, interactive dossier by The Guardian.

2. Infecting an audience: Why great stories spread. Worthwhile re-thinking how to create meaningful communication.

3. Times are changing, so journalism has to change too: Advice for student news media: Be radically experimental!

4. Helpful: Model Curricula for Journalism Education, a compendium of new syllabi, via Unesco.

5. Tagging in a different way. What could media do with this technology?

Date

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

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Meet SAM, we’ve just started!

We have just started a new innovation project about Second Screen and content syndication.

SAM is about the multiscreen media environment, where people consume and interact with content on multiple screens – alongside with other digital and social activities. This new media ecosystem consists of connected “Second” Screen devices, enriched media and TV experiences, user engagement and social interaction.But do media content creators and users have the right tools and platforms to make the most of these new opportunities?

Date

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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5 Big Links – October 2013

Short and sweet: Five links that lead to novel views about media, tech and innovation.

1. How Apple launched the iPhone with a mix of preparation and pressure. A rare look behind the scenes.

2. Why develop in the Newsroom? Hint: Journalists would not need to start from scratch day by day.

3. Open Source: How Facebook helps building new (better, cheaper) data centers.

4. Beautiful, nice to read, but headed for oblivion? Why visually attractive tablet magazines might be a failure.

5. Amazing: How data can be visualized by now. The ‘making-of’ a series of stunning visualizations for Foursquare.

Date

Friday, October 11th, 2013

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