REVEAL is pleased to announce that it joined the First Draft News partner network. Together with others in the network we will collaborate on various aspects of social newsgathering, in particular the verification of eyewitness media / user-generated content. We look very much forward to a fruitful cooperation and are excited about this new partnership!
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!
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!
On 1 December 2015, we were invited to present Reveal and talk 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.
The summer is almost over, and we are in full swing again. That includes project dissemination activities. One upcoming event at which you can meet and find out about REVEAL and related verification issues takes place as part of Prix Italia in Turin on 21 September 2015.
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.
On 31 March 2015, the next News Impact Summit will take place in Hamburg, Germany. REVEAL is pleased and proud to partner with organisers Google and the European Journalism Centre for this exciting event that brings together a wide set of verification experts.
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.