International Journalism Festival 2019, Perugia

Panel. Image by Giorgia Mazza #ijf19

Panel. Image by Giorgia Mazza #ijf19

It’s that time of the year again… In  April every year, Perugia is calling. Journalists and media folks from all over the world descend on the Umbrian town in droves, to discuss the present and future of journalism, exchange ideas, meet up and enjoy the delights of Italian cooking. All this adds to the charme of the event and has guaranteed its growing popularity over time.

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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.