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When: 13 – 15 June 2016

Where: World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany

What is it?
For the 9th time in a row Deutsche Welle is hosting the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany, its annual international media conference. With the lead slogan “Media. Freedom. Values” Germany’s international broadcaster offers a platform to discuss the role of media in civic and political society. For three days over 2.000 people from around the globe are welcomed to discuss a variety of current issues addressing media trends, foreign policy and their impact on helping overcome the challenges of global development.

Why are we there?
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Innovation lives through constantly creating new ideas. It is our strong believe that this process works a lot better, by exchanging ideas, by talking to each other and by discussing different solutions in order to find the best possible one. So for the Global Media Forum we prepared a variety of sessions, addressing recent trends in innovation and media, building on our current work. We invite you to stop by the Innovation Lounge, listen to our ideas, discuss them with us and share your knowledge about these topics with others. To create an all inspiring atmosphere, we have “invited” a circle of inspiring people to shine on us with their wisdom.

Here’s a peek at the program:

Monday is all about Robotjournalism, Datajournalism and other approaches to storytelling.

  • 13:30 – 14:30
    New in News – Recent Approaches to News Storytelling
    (Birgit Gray)
  • 14:30 – 15:30
    Telling Stories with Data
    (Mirko Lorenz)
  • 16:00 – 17:00
    Robot Journalism – Can Algorithms Report on the US Elections?
    (Wilfried Runde)

On Tuesday we will have a focus on verification of user-generated content and the deployment of virtual reality in media among others.

  • 10:00-11:00
    Big Data Tools for Journalism – Navigating Content with a Few Clicks
    (Birgit Gray)
  • 11:00-12:00
    Values and Pitfalls of User-Generated Content – The Importance of Verification
    (Jochen Spangenberg, Nikos Sarris)
  • 12:00-13:00
    Journalistic Research and Algorithms – How To Handle Large Amounts of Multilingual Online Information
    (Peggy van der Kreeft, Tim Koch, Tilman Wagner)
  • 14:00-15.00
    Virtual Reality – New Narratives in Another Dimension
    (Linda Rath-Wiggins)
  • 15:00-16:00
    Do It Yourself – A Crash Course in Social Media Verification
    (Ruben Bouwmeester, Julia Bayer)

On Wednesday we will shed light on dashboards and live data representation, as well as on emotions, and multiscreen video technologies.

  • 10:00-11:00
    Enhanced Video Content – How To Create Added Value
    (Peggy van der Kreeft, Birgit Gray)
  • 11:00-12:00
    The #DDJ Experiment – GMF in Numbers
    (Hina Imran, Eva Lopez)
  • 12:00-13:00
    Media Consumption and Mood
    (Dr. Nico Heise)

To find out more about the event, you may contact us directly via Twitter @dw_innovation or meet up with us in person at the Innovation Lounge. Have we already mentioned, that there will be a contest as well? It’s all about inspiring personalities, that are truely switched ons. Curious? Make sure you find us at the GMF. #switchedon