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Talk at “Correcting Images 2016” / Bildkorrekturen Leipzig

Myself @bildkorrekturen. Image Sabine Witt

Myself @bildkorrekturen. Image Sabine Witt

On 19 November I spoke at the conference “Correcting Images 2016: Digitalisation and Development”  in Leipzig. The title of my 1-hour speech (I know that’s long, but judging by comments and feedback received afterwards the audience found it interesting and worth waking up – and then staying awake – for :): Social Media Content for Journalism and News Reporting: Benefits and Challenges – Focus on Verification.

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Big Data and UGC Verification in Malaysia

Award

Award

It’s hot and sticky outside, but cool and refreshing inside. I am in Putrajaya, Malaysia, where I just finished my talk on “Big Data in Media and its Implications for Journalism”. It’s part of the EU-SEA Big Data Summit 2016, organised by the EC co-funded project Connect2SEA.  On 4 May, and in addition to the conference participation on 5-6 May, I gave a workshop presentation about UGC verification. All went well. And I am too tired and exhausted now to write more about it. If you want to find out more and get some impressions of the past few days, see some of my Tweets on Twitter to get an idea of what I have been up to.

audience

Audience

Malaysia and big (social media) data calling

Kuala Lumpur (CC0)

Kuala Lumpur (CC0)

This week, I’ll be in Malaysia. On Wednesday, 4 May, I’ll be conducting a two hour workshop / presentation entitled “Social media analytics, importance and challenges to assess the trustworthiness of information in social media”. In other words: I’ll be getting into verification of UGC and related issues. What I will present is largely based on the knowledge acquired in the course of the REVEAL project. The workshop is organised by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. It is part of the The Data Matters Series – Transforming Service Industry via Big Data Analytics.

On Thursday 6 May, I’ll then speak at the EU-South East Asia Big Data Summit. My talk at the 2-day conference, organised by the Connect2SEA Project, bears the title “Big Data in Journalism and its Role for the News Business”.

A busy week ahead. I’ll be tweeting about it under @jospang and, if it fits, @RevealEU.

TechRaking Berlin

Winning Team

Winning Team

On 30 April the Centre for Investigative Reporting staged its #TechRaking event in Berlin, together with Google News Lab and Correctiv. The aim of the day and format, launched in 2012: to “develop transformative ideas and solutions to challenges that communities have to face around the world – including those that specifically affect journalists in reporting news and information.” I thought I’d go along… and did.

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New research project: InVID (In VIDeo veritas)

InVID (image by Jochen Spangenberg)

InVID (image by Jochen Spangenberg)

On 1 January 2016 formally, and at the end of the month practically, a new research project in which I am involved started. It is called InVID, deals with the algorithm-supported verification of user-generated video, and runs from 2016 until the end of 2018. It looks promising, and can largely build on what we have been doing in REVEAL. The main difference though: InVID will focus on video verification, something REVEAl did not tackle. Hence an ideal continuation in my verification activities and dealing with eyewitness media.

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Looking back: The EU’s Media Literacy Expert Group Meeting

Starting off

Starting off

On 1 December 2015, I presented the research project Reveal and talked about the importance of verification of eyewitness media at the Media Literacy Expert Group Meeting of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, in Brussels.

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Verification / Eyewitness Media: Links and Resources

Here, I am collecting links and material that has to do with the verification of eyewitness media (user-generated content). I will add to it as I go along. If you have any suggestions for additions, I very much welcome your pointers to further resources.

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