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Meet us @ Datafest Tbilisi

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When: November 7th to 9th

Where: Tbilisi, Georgia

What is it?
Datafest is the first data conference in the Caucasus: three days dedicated to data and communication of all stripes. The event brings together media and tech people, marketers, citizen activists, and government officials who are “willing to explore the data opportunities to inspire, share knowledge, network, collaborate.”

Two representatives of Deutsche Welle will join the conference: Innovation manager Mirko Lorenz and freelance journalist Rayna Breuer will share insights on data-driven journalism, in talks and workshops. Check out the agenda spreadsheet for more details.

Date

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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Meet us @ Digital Media Asia 2018

When: 07-08 November 2018

Where: The Mira Hong Kong, Hong Kong 🇭🇰

What is it?
Digital Media Asia is Asia’s largest digital media conference addressing digital revenue, technology, and innovation. The three day event brings together media executives and experts not only from the region, but from across the globe. Comprising a conference, a technology and services expo, the 9th Asian Digital Media Awards and several masterclasses, the event provides valuable case studies, best practices and key takeaways for editorial and strategic decision-making.

Date

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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Meet us @ language technology (and AI) events in Berlin and Geneva

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AI-driven human language technology (HLT) is getting a lot of attention these days. And since we’re involved in several projects dealing with topics like automatic speech recognition (ASR), neural machine translation (NMT), or summarization, it means we’re frequently asked to share insights and do networking at HLT events. This week, we’re actually headed to three workshops in two cities:

Date

Monday, November 5th, 2018

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Meet us @ Newsroom Summit 2018

When: 29-30 October 2018

Where: Verdens Gan (VG), Oslo, Norway

What is it?
WAN-IFRA’s yearly Newsroom Summit is “the first stop for senior editorial executives looking to exchange ideas on practical newsroom strategy”.

Date

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

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Vertical Video: 5 Takeaways from the DW Lab

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DW’s first vertical video story on Instagram

On June 20th, Instagram launched its new streaming video platform, IGTV. Content on the platform will be longer than typical Instagram posts or stories – up to 60 minutes – and, most importantly, video will be vertical only! So what content works well in vertical? And how can news outlets best produce videos that are “vertical first”? DW’s social media department, together with the DW Lab, embarked on a two-week-long experiment with vertical video. Here are five of our most important takeaways.

Date

Monday, October 15th, 2018

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Stunning footage: Multidrone @ Meteora!

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Let’s keep this short: In August, Team Multidrone and our colleagues at Euromaxx recorded stunning aerial footage at Meteora, a famous Greek rock formation. The idea behind the drone shooting was to learn more about drone cinematography for TV production in a real production environment. While having an experimental setup, the material created was used for a DW TV report on rock climbing. Here’s a high quality version of the clip — solely for your enjoyment:

Date

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

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Sixth Sense Retrieval: A Sneak Peak at the Finished Prototype

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The Sixth Sense Retrieval user interface

Earlier this year, we introduced you to Sixth Sense Retrieval, a DNI prototype project dedicated to analyzing and indexing vast amounts of video content in order to unlock media archives. In the meantime, 6SR has been completed, and everybody at MindFlux and DW is quite happy with the results. Within the project scope, we could implement all envisioned features, which can now serve as a basis for a future, more sophisticated tool. Here’s a quick look at what the platform looks like after 6 months of development and testing.

Date

Monday, October 8th, 2018

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Meet us @ ContentAsia Summit 2018

When: 28-29 August 2018
Where: PARKROYAL on Pickering, Singapore

What is it?
Launched in 2009, the ContentAsia Summit focuses on all the issues impacting Asia’s content industry. Its core mission: to create a dedicated space to talk face-to-face about the content ecosystem and the innovation and strategies driving media and entertainment companies in an increasingly connected universe.

Date

Friday, August 24th, 2018

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Fader 2.0: What the consortium has been up to (V)

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Remember Fader/VRappr, the marvelous VR/360 DNI project run by DW, Euronews, and Vragments from February 2017 to May 2018? Of course you do. And we just remembered it’s time to give you a last proper consortium update. But first of all, let’s take a quick look at the past, present, and future of our immersive storytelling tool.

Date

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

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Hello, DW Lab!

We are happy to announce that the team of Deutsche Welle Lab (DW Lab) is joining us for this blog, sharing their projects and videos and thoughts on innovation in journalism. Welcome, Andy Giefer, Angela Kea, and Nadja Scholz!

Date

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

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