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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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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.

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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Reveal summed up by journalism.co.uk

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 did with myself and Nikos Sarris of ATC, plus material the project consortium have released as part of the project work.

UGC in News @Prix Italia

The team

The team

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.

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Prix Italia calling

Back after the break. And already in full swing again… Currently, among many other things, I am preparing for Prix Italia in Turin.

On 21 September 2015, I’ll be participating in a three-hour panel discussion, including a variety of presentations, entitled “News and User-Generated Content.” We will be talking about the role of user-generated content / eywitness media in the news business, related challenges, strategies, pitfalls and more. Surely, verification of UGC will also feature heavily in it.

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