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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. (more…)

Journalism Product Development: Five Startup Tools To Untangle Business Complexity

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Photo by J Brew (CC BY-SA 2.0)

When creating new digital tools and systems for journalists, there are usually two main challenges: The first is to design and develop new functions and interfaces. The second is to understand and act on the business issues associated with the emerging product. This post is about the second challenge – which sometimes seems more difficult to tackle. Or even tends to be overlooked. (more…)

news.bridge: Saving newsroom’s time spent on translation

Imagine a software using the newest technologies for translation, voiceover and other translation tasks for almost all languages spoken around the world. If a well-designed platform would be available, this could save editors thousands of hours each year, freeing resources for deeper reporting. Imagine further that these technologies are moving from research to the real world, as they are getting better quickly. This includes cross-translation from a large number of languages, including those that are “far away” from each other, such as English and Chinese, or Farsi and German.

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Meet us @ Global Media Forum

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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.
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Meet us @ International Journalism Festival 2016

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When: 6-10 April 2016

Where: Perugia, Italia

What is it?
The International Journalism Festival in Perugia is all about, surprise… journalism. Over five days, a great variety of topics that are important to journalism will be covered. These include, among others, fact-checking, data journalism, explanatory journalism, the era of video and of mobile, robot journalism, virtual reality, the involvement of readers and the public role of journalism, the crisis of the homepage, the search for a new objectivity, understanding audiences beyond the use of metrics and social networks vs. mainstream media. Attending the event is totally free of charge.

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