The importance of user generated content (UGC) in journalism is growing relentlessly   . Smartphones have high quality cameras able to take excellent eyewitness images, record videos of events as they happen and even stream videos in real-time. Eyewitness media will often appear on Social Networks before any mention occurs on mainstream news channels.
How do news providers deal with user-generated content? What are current challenges, especially with regards to content ownership and copyright? Deutsche Welle’s Head of Social Media News, Kristin Zeier, tells us about current practices and respective issues.
Verification of eyewitness media is a laborious process of collecting clues and answers to specific questions in order to find out if the claim is true or fake. Julia Bayer and Ruben Bouwmeester have created a verification checklist that will help you to make informed decisions.
From 13-15 June 2016 you can meet us at Deutsche Welle’s Global Media Forum (GMF) in Bonn, Germany. We will be doing hands-on verification and demoing project outcomes over the course of the entire event. Plus: we will participate in a panel discussing various aspects of verification and user-generated content. Hope to see you there!
Here, you can read the long abstract of a paper that was presented at the SNOW 2016 workshop (Social News On the Web) by REVEALers Georgios Rizos, Yiannis Kompatsiaris and myself, Symeon Papadopoulos.
Here, we provide interesting links from around the web related to the verification of content from social media: what tools, services and initiatives are there? Who is doing what? What’s the state of affairs regarding eyewitness media? Here’s today’s list. …
From 6-10 April 2016, the 10th edition of the International Journalism Festival took place in Perugia, Italy. REVEAL was represented by Ruben Bouwmeester and Jochen Spangenberg of the DW Innovation team. Here’s a short recap.