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REVEAL and InVID partnering with First Draft News

Joining the initiative to streamline verification and increase news literacy

The First Draft News initiative is one of the leading actors or platforms in the field of social media newsgathering and verification of eyewitness media. Supported by Google News Lab and launched in mid-2015, the main aim of the undertaking is to portray the state of affairs in social newsgathering, provide training material and pool resources on the project website – launched in November 2015.

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Video Verification Workflow Analysis

In the EU funded InVID project we are working hard on solutions to make verification of User Generated Video (UGV) easier and more trustworthy. Right now there are only a few tools to help journalists verify the authenticity of video materials from Social Networks. InVID aims to fill that gap, providing the means with which verification of UGV becomes easier and therefore allows journalists to use (more) trustworthy UGV in their reporting. (more…)

Meet us @ Prix Italia

User-generated content and verification in news

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When: 21 September 2015

Where: Turin, Italy

What is it?
Prix Italia, originally launched in 1948, is a well established event hosted in a different Italian city every year.
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Eyewitness Media and Verification

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The REVEAL project, in which DW Innovation participates, deals – among others – with verification of eyewitness media (or user-generated content as it is still commonly referred to.) The project team develops algorithms & interfaces that are to aid in verification of content residing in Social Networks, evaluates the legal situation when it comes to social media analysis and processing, and looks at the market in the journalism and enterprise field. This contribution portrays the state of affairs in the area of verification of eyewitness media and investigates what this means for journalism. (more…)