Journalism Use Case
Everything that has to do with journalism.
Resources for investigative journalism are diminishing. In the digital age, this was a foreseeable evolution: publishers typically regard these pieces as time-consuming and expensive, and the results of the research are often unpredictable and potentially disappointing. In this post, Pieter-Jan Ombelet of the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law analyses automated journalism (also referred to as robotic reporting) as a potential solution to combat the diminution of investigative journalism, and looks at the potential (positive and negative) impact of automated journalism on media pluralism.
On 16 July 2015 we attended news:rewired, a one-day conference organised by journalism.co.uk in London. We had the opportunity to present REVEAL and participate in a panel discussion that dealt with sourcing stories on social media. Obviously, verification of eyewitness material played a big role.
On 31 March 2015, REVEAL participated at the News Impact Summit in Hamburg, Germany. REVEAL was an official partner, presented a project overview and conducted a workshop at this high level verification event.
As part of the journalistic user requirements gathering in REVEAL, we conducted 24 interviews with journalists, mostly throughout 2014. Some of the findings and insights into dealing with user-generated content have now been published in the paper “Emerging Journalistic Verification Practices Concerning Social Media”. 50 users can download the paper for free.
How to deal with content from Social Networks? What are current challenges and requirements, especially with regards to verification? As part of our interview series we talked to Denis Teyssou of French news agency AFP to find out!
Every week, we provide links from around the web that discuss issues regarding the verification of content from Social Media. This week we are taking a look at the downing of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 and issues regarding the dealing with user-generated content as part of the journalistic reporting process.