The MediaEval 2016 workshop took place 20-21 October 2016 at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, Netherlands, right after ACM Multimedia 2016 in Amsterdam. The REVEAL team were present and won the ‘automated verification of multimedia’ challenge!
On 20 Sep 2016 we conducted the final REVEAL workshop. Almost 90 participants attended and joined in lively discussions about challenges and approaches regarding the use and verification of social media in news. Judging by the feedback received, and following comments on Twitter under the conference hashtag #smvw16, we can call it a big success and are delighted with the outcome!
On 16 September 2016 we are hosting the final REVEAL workshop. There are a few places left. If you want to secure one of them, register now! It’s free – and very worthwhile to attend if you are interested in verification of user-generated content, journalistic challenges and how technology can aid in the process.
On Friday 16 September 2016 the REVEAL project consortium is hosting a one day workshop south of Athens, Greece, in which participants will raise and discuss various aspects of social media verification. This includes showcasing how technology can aid in the process. The event is free of charge, but requires prior registration. Don’t miss out!
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.