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.

5 Big Links – February 2014

Short and sweet: Five links that lead to novel views about media, tech and innovation.

1.  With everybody talking about “First Look Media” and “The Intercept” you might wonder who’s behind it.
Uncover the team around Pierre Omidyar and Glenn Greenwald. via
2.  How the future internet will drive innovation in Europe.
Meet the influencers of technology & innovation at the 1st European Conference on the Future Internet.
3.  How to separate fakes from facts in the online world?
Learn how to verify User Generated Content via EJC’s newly published verification handbook. If interested please follow our new project Reveal (via website or twitter) and get your weekly updates on Social Media verification.
4.  Improve your data visualization skills by learning from good examples.
Or get in contact with people who can help you do it. via
5.  Even in times of multimedia storytelling, content is still king!
Check out the New York Times low tech but compelling multimedia special “Fourth” on what it is like to just have missed an Olympic medal.

5 Big Links – January 2014

Short and sweet: Five links that lead to novel views about media, tech and innovation.

1.  The beginning of a new year: It’s time for predictions!
What will be trending in digital journalism this year? via
2.  Multimedia Storytelling will become bigger, better and more interactive.
It’s your time to play! via arte
3.  Time to give the old fashioned news-reading a facelift:
Check out the New York Times’ redesigned online experience.
4.  Young & gifted, the talents of media are promising:
Have a look at Forbes’ 30 under 30 media people of tomorrow.
5.  Learn from the big players and improve your social media presence:
The NYTimes social media desk shares its insides on their Twitter success.
via Nieman Journalism Lab