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.
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.
On 16 November 2015 I talked about the relevance of Social Media for the news business to an audience consisting of academics, legal experts and industry representatives at a workshop that was co-located with WIFS 2015 in Rome, Italy.
Here’s an article on journalism.co.uk that sums up nicely what we do in our collaborative research project REVEAL It is based on two interviews Mădălina Ciobanu did with myself and Nikos Sarris of ATC, plus material the project consortium have released as part of the project work.
On 21 September 2015 I had been invited to participate in the session entitled “News and User-Generated Content” at Prix Italia 2015. Together with other experts we talked about the impact of eyewitness media / UGC on the news business, what has changed in the past, and how to deal with respective challenges now and in the future. This post provides a snapshot of the session, including links to further resources.
Here’s an extract of a video interview I gave to journalists who participated in the EBU’s SkillsXchange at Prix Italia 2015. Andrej Cebokli (MMC, RTV Slovenia) and Marina Strauss (Deutsche Welle, Germany) conducted it with myself and Dhruti Shah, journalist at the BBC’s User Generated Content and Social Media Hub. We talked about various aspects of sourcing and verifying information residing in social networks. The respective article can be found here.
Here’s a video interview I did with journalism.co.uk at the news:rewired conference in London on 16 July 2015. I talk about sourcing content from social media, verification of eyewitness media, tools to use, best practices and what we do in the EC co-funded project Reveal. View it on YouTube or just click below.