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Supporting Video Verification with InVID

The InVID research project releases a plug-in that supports journalists in verifying videos

One of the research projects in which we are involved is InVID – ‘In Video Veritas’. The project, running from 2016 until the end of 2018, deals with various aspects of video verification. This includes investigating legal aspects, supporting rights clearance processes, and above all the development and testing of tools and modules that support and part-automate the verification of videos.

Half-way into the project’s duration, the project is pleased that first results can be made available to the public and, in particular, the verification community.

Date

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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REVEAL Workshop Review & Resources

On 20 Sep 2016 the REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation is heavily involved, conducted its final workshop. The full-day event was organised by the project consortium under the leadership of ATC’s iLab and DW Innovation Projects. Topic of the day: social newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media. 

Almost 90 participants attended and joined in lively discussions about challenges and approaches regarding the use and verification of social media in news. Judging by the feedback received, and following comments on Twitter under the conference hashtag #smvw16, the day turned out to be a big success!

Two keynotes speeches kick off the workshop

Sam Dubberley. Image by Jochen Spangenberg

Sam Dubberley

The day started off with a keynote by Sam Dubberley, co-founder of Eyewitness Media Hub and former Head of the Eurovision’s News Exchange.

Date

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

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Meet us @ REVEAL UGC verification workshop

Dealing with eyewitness media: challenges and solutions

RevealWorkshop

When: 16 September 2016

Where: Plaza Resort Hotel, Athens, Greece

What is it?
On Friday 16 September 2016 the REVEAL project consortium is hosting a one day workshop south of Athens, Greece, in which participants will raise and discuss various aspects of social media verification. This includes showcasing how technology can aid in the process.

Date

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Meet us @ Transforming Home Entertainment Summit

Presenting the Final SAM Platform Prototype

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When: 7 September 2016

Where: Picture House Central, London, United Kingdom

What is it?
The “Transforming Home Entertainment Summit” is a key entertainment industry event. It is hosted by the Media and Entertainment Services Alliance Europe (MESA) in association with the British Association of Screen Entertainment (BASE).

This year’s Summit will feature industry-leading insight and panel discussions involving senior level executives from across Retail, Broadcast and Video. The topics covered range from digital innovation to commercial and technology-led developments all the way to retail initiatives. Industry experts will offer insight into future market opportunities and the latest in consumer trends.

With over 300 international delegates scheduled to attend, the event presents a suitable international media and broadcast audience with great networking and exploitation opportunities.

Why are we there?
We are a partner in the SAM Project. As part of the SAM Industrial Workshop, the SAM project presents the final prototype for a next-generation, open social-media content delivery platform for the multiscreen TV environment. This includes a demonstration of SAM production tools and the end-user consumption context. At the “Transforming Home Entertainment Summit”, SAM will be exhibiting the SAM platform to interested participants in a dedicated area of the venue.

DW Innovation will be present with two members of the team: Birgit Gray and Peggy van der Kreeft will be highlighting the enhancement of video content, the production of 2nd Screen experiences and benefits for broadcasters and media providers.

You can contact DW Innovation directly via Twitter @dw_innovation or meet up with Birgit Gray or Peggy van der Kreeft at the event on 6th September 2016 in London.

Date

Monday, September 5th, 2016

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Reads in Tweets – November 2015

Short and tweet: Five tweets from last month you shouldn’t miss.

Reads-in-Tweets-Nov We spend quite some time reading social news from around the web and there is lots of good stuff out there. We’d like to share what we found: Here’s our list from November.

Date

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

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Meet us @ DW GMF2015

Media and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age

GMF 2015When: 22 – 24 June 2015
Where: World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany

What is it?
The Global Media Forum is Deutsche Welle’s yearly main media conference. It is organized and lead by Deutsche Welle focusing on the media’s role in the world. Every year it attracts more than 2,000 participants from around the world bringing together experts from the fields of media, politics, culture, business, development cooperation and academia.

Date

Friday, June 19th, 2015

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From EU project to the App store: SocialSensor releases mobile app for journalists

SocialSensor AppFrom late 2011 until October 2014, the Deutsche Welle Innovation Projects team participated in the EC co-funded project SocialSensor. The project dealt with the collection, processing and aggregation of large volumes of social media data and multimedia content in order to discover trends, events, influencers and interesting media content in Social Networks. Overall, SocialSensor achieved some impressive outcomes.

Date

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Verify, verify, verify – the Future of News?

DW Innovation @ NewsXchange

From 12 to 14 November 2014 we had the opportunity to attend the NewsXchange 2014 conference in Prague, Czech Republic. “We” in this case means DW Innovation’s Wilfried Runde and Jochen Spangenberg, completed by Ellen Schuster of DW’s Strategic Programme Planning Department.

The annual conference is one of Europe’s prime events for the news industry. It brings together experts from all over the world. This year’s headcount came down to an astonishing 520 delegates – a first time ever sell-out in the NewsXchange history. Most attendants were either members of the broadcasting and electronic media industries or news agencies. Others came from solution and service providers making their way to the Czech capital to attend an inspiring and well-organized event that was well worth the visit.

News coverage and reporting from all angles

Being future-of-media-savvy people, we used the opportunity to discuss the state of affairs in newsgathering and reporting, and to find out about current and new trends and challenges.

Date

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Multilingual media monitoring with smart content analysis

MULTISENSOR_LogoMULTISENSOR is developing new multilingual online media analysis technologies. The aim is to enable professional media monitors (e.g. journalists, press agencies, analysts) to attain a comprehensive and exact understanding of topics being discussed on the web.

The MULTISENSOR platform scans multiple heterogeneous sources, then translates and processes the content. It visualizes details about sentiment, entities, social and other important aspects necessary to provide context. Adding automated summarization of each content item MULTISENSOR helps you to better distinguish the relevant signals among the noise.

Deutsche Welle is a user partner, leading the use case development and requirements gathering. We are also involved in dissemination and evaluation of the project’s results.

The project runs from November 2013 – November 2016.

Bring me to the MULTISENSOR website

Date

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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What would Jarvis do?

How do journalists verify content they find in Social Networks? What are current challenges and requirements? Which solutions are already deployed? In context of the REVEAL project we wanted to find out and conducted a number of interviews with journalists. This one is with Jeff Jarvis – author, journalist and professor at the City University of New York.

Jeff Jarvis interview GMF 2014

At Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum 2014 we had the opportunity to talk to Jeff Jarvis, author, professor and journalist.

Date

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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