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.
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…)
Media and Foreign Policy in the Digital Age
When: 22 – 24 June 2015
Where: World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany
What is it?
The Global Media Forum is Deutsche Welle’s yearly main media conference. It is organized and lead by Deutsche Welle focusing on the media’s role in the world. Every year it attracts more than 2,000 participants from around the world bringing together experts from the fields of media, politics, culture, business, development cooperation and academia. (more…)
Music – Film – Interactive
When: 13 – 17 March 2015
Where: Austin, Texas, USA
What is it?
With almost 80.000 people roaming streets and venues in Austin, Texas each year South By Southwest (aka SXSW aka Southby) is without a serious doubt the biggest annual bonanza of the creative industry on this planet. Actually it’s three festivals in one: SXSW Film (13-21 March), SXSW Interactive (13-17 March) and SXSW Music (17-22 March).
Our participation in EU projects often gets us involved in the dissemination and evaluation of the projects’ results. Using the example of Social Sensor , this article explains how we used an iPad app to support us in both tasks. (more…)