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More Solutions for Multilingual Newsrooms: DW at swihack

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Last month, DW participated in the swihack in Bern/Switzerland, hosted by SWI swissinfo.ch. Kay Macquarrie (of DW Innovation) and Elisabetta Tollardo (DW’s Head of Infographics) joined journalists, designers, developers and linguists, from the BBC, SWI, and NZZ to tackle some of the challenges faced by multilingual newsrooms. Participants spent two days developing solutions and better tools – ideally with an open source concept. In this post, we’re documenting the great work done by Kay’s and Elisabetta’s teams.

Date

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

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Artificial intelligence, human bias

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Quite often, errors in AI systems that lead to discriminiation can be traced back to human shortcomings. It’s a complex problem, and addressing it is imperative. That’s all the more true when you’re working for public institutions dedicated to fairness and civility.

Date

Monday, March 16th, 2020

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Better Templates for Visual Journalism Scrollytelling: 7 Protips

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To get their complex scrollytelling content up and running in a sustainable way, DW’s visual journalism unit had to make a huge effort – and start from scratch. In yet another guest post, Gianna-Carina Grün explains what her team learnt from building and improving a minimum viable product.

Date

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

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More Than Boring Numbers: Data Journalism on Social Media

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How might we best tell data-driven stories on social media? DW and the European Data Journalism Network (EDJNET) want to experiment with different approaches. A guest post by Kira Schacht and Gianna-Carina Grün.

Date

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

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SENSING meets DW ReCo: An interview with Anja Breljak and Vanessa Oberin on sensitive media, alarming digital trends, and the politics of innovation

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Good news, everyone! We were recently joined by two new interns: Anja Breljak and Vanessa Oberin. They are both PhD candidates at the Research Group SENSING and will support us
well into 2020. This interview (conducted by Alex Plaum) will tell you a little bit about Anja’s and Vanessa’s expertise, their interests, and ongoing project work at DW Innovation.

Date

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

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Interdisciplinary storytelling: Five Tips for Better Results

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Assembling designers, developers, journalists, and project managers to form an interdisciplinary storytelling unit (like DW’s visual journalism team) can be a beautiful and rewarding process – if you manage to find common ground, foster motivation, and keep everybody happy. Here’s a couple of tips on how to go about it.

Date

Thursday, November 21st, 2019

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LIMES workshop recap: The core concepts of live streaming, ideal formats, and next level news TV webcasting

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Last month, the LIMES consortium met for a workshop at the DW Lab in Berlin. Our goal (apart from discussing the status of the project): to try and create a basic concept for a new (augmented) live streaming format that would appeal to a modern news organisation – and to once again discuss the key question what live streaming is actually about. Here’s a summary of what we came up with.

Date

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

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InVID (In Video Veritas): The Tool Collection

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The EU co-funded InVID project (2016-2019) focussed on the algorithm-supported analysis and verification of videos, something its predecessor REVEAL wasn’t able to cover. Not only did we learn a lot about manipulated video content and ways to detect it in the course of the InVID effort, the consortium also managed to create a number of useful tools for the international verification community. Here’s an overview.

Date

Monday, October 14th, 2019

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Interview: How To Build A Visual Journalism Team

Since January 2019, Deutsche Welle has a visual journalism team. One of its original members is our Eva Lopez. Time and again, people ask her what visual journalism is actually about, why it’s a good idea to support a team like this – and what it takes to keep things going. To discuss those and several other questions, Eva sat down for an interview with her colleague Gianna Grün, data journalism expert and lead coordinator of the new workgroup.

Date

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

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Screener: Simplifying the Use of Company Data in Journalism

Screener Homepage "Tell Company Stories. Better"

At DW Innovation, we recently explored the use of company-related data in journalism, and how journalists can be supported in this area. As one of six business case partners in the EUBusinessGraph project, we developed the Screener Tool for journalists that is soon coming up for internal Beta release. A good reason to share some insights into our motivation and the key features of the tool.

Date

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

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