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Meet us @ GEN Summit 2014

Mobile. Video. Data. Challenge the Status Quo

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When: 11 – 13 June 2014
Where: CCCB, Barcelona, Spain

Date

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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What’s the matter with online journalism?

The New York Times Innovation Report revised by the web.

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You’ve read The Leaked And Already Verbally Knighted Innovation Report from the NYTimes – right? With its 96 pages it is indeed quite a long read. If you haven’t had the time but feel the pressure to read it these links can help give you an insight:

Date

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Meet us @ EBU Media Summit 2014

The road to 2024: trend-spotting our world, our industry and our audience

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When: 28 May 2014
Where: InterContinental, Vienna, Austria

Date

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Big data meets Data Journalism – Don’t believe the hype!

Big Data is one of the most overused buzzwords in recent years. So it is about time to give it a reality check and distinguish hype from true value. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the World Newsmedia Network take on this challenge for the media industry organising a one-day conference headlined “Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Media” on May 8th, 2014 in London.

Date

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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DW Innovation to participate in Europe’s first newsgame hackathon

The Cologne Game Lab and the Good Evil games studio are set to host Europe’s first newsgame hackathon next month in Cologne, Germany, as a Kick-off event for the 5th international computer game conference Clash of Realities.

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Date

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

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5 Big Links – March 2014

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

1.  Social Media is changing journalism. Nothing new. But how do you deal with these new challenges?
Learn from @storyful by taking in the 10 principles that power social journalism. Don’t forget to have a look at the “just-as-good-as-the-article” comment section.
 
2.  Remember Forbes’ 30 under 30 Media People from January?
Check out the Guardian’s 30 young people in digital media and learn why content still rules over technology in the future of journalism.
 
3.  What do you do, when your audience turns away from your traditional media program? Check out how a Belgium public service broadcaster is experimenting with online content and new ways of storytelling – successfully. via journalism.co.uk
 
4.  Where would you turn for new innovative news projects?
If you thought about the U.S. – think again. Meanwhile tune into Norwegian based Schibsted’s planned web-native TV-experience. via Nieman Journalism Lab
 
5.  Following #NICAR2014 you might have heard about gathering your own data.
Go ahead and make it real with Andy Dickinson, who is taking this to the next level.
 

Date

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

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Experimenting with new formats

This is a test page in the truest meaning of the word. We are experimenting with new formats and possibilites. You can join in if you like (and if the comment section is open) – or contact us via twitter, if you have ideas for us.

Date

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

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You will not believe how easy it is to learn statistics with SWIRL

Note: This is part of series of interviews and short profiles about data journalism related topics.

According to various sources ‘data scientist’ is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Especially R language skills attract the highest salaries ($100,000 – $125,000 in the United States) according to recently published salary surveys. There is undeniably a high demand for people who are able to analyze and interpret data for the sake of knowledge discovery.

Date

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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Business Continuity as a Service

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ORBIT focuses on cloud solutions to reduce outages and ensure business continuity. Public life is becoming more and more dependent on internet based services, such as communication, banking, logistics, travels, and media – to name just a few.

In order to master these challenges, ORBIT introduces a new solution for cloud infrastructures. For the first time it will be possible to migrate critical enterprise workloads to the cloud without compromising availability or performance of the system.

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 October 2013 – February 2016.

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Date

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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5 Big Links – February 2014

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

1.  With everybody talking about “First Look Media” and “The Intercept” you might wonder who’s behind it.
Uncover the team around Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald. via journalism.co.uk
 
2.  How the future internet will drive innovation in Europe.
Meet the influencers of technology & innovation at the 1st European Conference on the Future Internet.
 
3.  How to separate fakes from facts in the online world?
Learn how to verify User Generated Content via EJC’s newly published verification handbook. If interested please follow our new project Reveal (via website or twitter) and get your weekly updates on Social Media verification.
 
4.  Improve your data visualization skills by learning from good examples.
Or get in contact with people who can help you do it. via eagereyes.org
 
5.  Even in times of multimedia storytelling, content is still king!
Check out the New York Times low tech but compelling multimedia special “Fourth” on what it is like to just have missed an Olympic medal.
 

Date

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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