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Meet us @ WeMuV2015

Web Multimedia Verification

UGC verification

When: 29 June 2015

Where: Torino Incontra, Centro Congressi, Torino, Italy

What is it?
The availability of devices with multimedia capabilities (e.g. smartphones), available bandwidth and networking capabilities, plus the ever increasing use of social media such as Twitter and Facebook have led to an explosion of user-generated content, or eyewitness media. Increasingly, such content is being used for reporting stories or documenting events. Establishing the authenticity and veracity of eyewitness media is an increasingly challenging task, especially in settings where time is a scarce resource (e.g. in breaking news reporting) or the amount of data to be analyzed is significantly large. In turn, failure to verify multimedia content may have severe consequences ranging from personal and brand reputation damage to widespread panic among civilians in the case of natural disasters.

Date

Friday, June 26th, 2015

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Recap: News Impact Summit, Hamburg

Jochen Spangeberg on stage, Slides of REVEAL in the background

On 31 March 2015 about 140 journalists and media folks made their way to Hamburg, Germany, to attend the News Impact Summit, part of a series of media innovation events organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and Google News Lab. Those present discussed various aspects of verification, investigation, and digital ethics.

Date

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

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Meet us @ News Impact Summit

Verification, Investigation and Digital Ethics

News Impact Summit

When: 31 March 2015
Where: Hamburg, Germany (Alter Wandrahm 20)

What is it?
News Impact Summits are a series of media innovation events organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the News Lab at Google. Individual conferences focus on “how recently developed approaches and tools can significantly change the way we work in the newsroom, the way we tell stories, and the way we engage audiences and society as a whole.”

The focus of the third event in the series focuses on Verification, Investigation, and Digital Ethics.

Date

Wednesday, March 18th, 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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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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Social Media Verification

Logo of REVEAL ProjectREVEAL focuses on verification technologies, tools and strategies. The project aims to aid journalists in identifying trustworthy (user generated) content on Social Networks. This includes assessing aspects such as the credibility of contributors, their reputation and influence, the quality of content items and much more.

To master these challenging research questions the project consortium consists of 11 partners. It brings together a set of complementary expertise, ranging from the legal sector (Catholic University Leuven) to the area of software development (Software AG).

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 November 2013 – October 2016.

Bring me to the REVEAL website

Date

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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