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Public Service Media and Big Data: EBU publishes video interviews with experts

Speakers and delegates at the EBU Big Data Conference in Geneva, March 2018

Big data, i.e the concept of thoroughly analyzing large data sets to find patterns and gain novel insights, isn’t just for IT geeks and corporate consultants anymore. It has also become increasingly important in public service media (PSM). Which is why the EBU is giving the topic extra attention and launched a “Big Data Initiative”.


Thursday, April 5th, 2018


Meet us @ EBU Big Data Conference 2017

Photo: JD Hancock (CC BY 2.0)

When: March 21st and 22nd

Where: Geneva, EBU headquarters

What is it? The Big Data Conference hosted by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) brings together journalists, academics, tech people, legal experts and marketers to discuss the different challenges and opportunities that arise in the context of using big data for public service media in Europe.


Friday, March 10th, 2017


Meet us @ Information and Networking Days on Horizon 2020 Big Data Public-Private Partnership


When: January 18th

Where: Luxembourg Congrès, Luxembourg

What is it? A get-together of various European big data stakeholders.


Tuesday, January 17th, 2017


Recap: DW Innovation @ ICT

ICT_LisbonWhile our team members are still attending the ICT conference in Lisbon, Portugal, they have put together a little storify. Check it out to get an impression of the event, their engagement for the Reveal Project and learn more about Big Data in Media.


Thursday, October 22nd, 2015


Meet us @ Scoopcamp 2015

Scoopcamp 2015When: 01 October 2015

Where: Hamburg, Germany – Kehrwieder Theater

What is it?
Organized by the media network next Media Hamburg and German news agency dpa, Scoopcamp 2015 is an event which draws hundreds of journalists, innovaters and media experts from all over Europe.


Wednesday, September 30th, 2015


Meet us @ IBC 2015

Electronic Media & Entertainment

IBC 2015

When: 11 – 12 September 2015

Where: Amsterdam RAI – IBC Exhibition Halls and IBC Future Zone (Hall 8)

What is it?
The IBC Exhibition takes place from 11 – 15 September 2015 in Amsterdam with the IBC Conference running from 10 – 14 September. IBC is a key platform to meet with companies and people active in the international electronic media and entertainment industry.


Thursday, September 3rd, 2015


Real-time Analysis and Processing of Heterogeneous News Streams with Big Data Technologies

News-Stream 3.0NEWS-STREAM 3.0 aims to develop editorial systems and tools within a Big-Data-Architecture. They support journalists in filtering out relevant information from heterogeneous data streams in a fast and reliable way. In addition, journalists are supported in reviewing and verifying filtered information and to categorise data according to context. Journalists will be able to process in near real-time highly dynamic, unstructured data streams from “open data” sources, sensors and social media. At the same time they can enrich this information with structured internal archive material, external knowledge bases and Linked-Open-Data. The News-Stream 3.0 system allows a fused perspective on diverse sources and enables multimodal, contextualised, real-time journalistic research.

The News-Stream 3.0 system provides media and news providers with relevant technologies, which ensure that the task of core journalism can be effectively conducted in a data driven media future.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner with two journalistic use cases: 1. Automatic filtering and aggregation of multiple sources, and 2. Computer Assisted Reporting. Other tasks are the provision of archive material and practical testing of the pilot system.

The project runs from November 2014 – December 2017.

Bring me to the News-Stream 3.0 website | Twitter: @wearenewsstream


Thursday, December 11th, 2014


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.


Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


Making data-driven journalism fast and easy – Datawrapper

DatawrapperJournalists use statistics on a nearly daily basis, but visualizing data is a different story.

With a boom in tools and apps to generate infographics and more, this could be changing. One such tool is Datawrapper, developed by Deutsche Welle New Media and one of the 2012 Winners of African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC). It is a prime example of getting a good working and scalable product out of an externally funded project.

“It’s a tool for getting started with data-driven journalism,” says Mirko Lorenz who is the driving force behind the project and part of the innovation team of new media. “We didn’t just want to make showy charts, it’s really about the right diagram for the data at hand.”

Editing desks around the world have been experimenting with the tool, including the Guardian data blog, Le Monde, a Dortmund regional newspaper – and


Thursday, December 13th, 2012