Journalist Decision Support System (JDSS)February 2, 2017 | Stuart Middleton
The Journalist Decision Support System is a free scalable Twitter analytics platform allowing journalists to crawl Twitter for posts and find user generated content (UGC) relevant to verification tasks. Up to 19 journalists can use JDSS simultaneously, each interactively browsing … Read More
REVEAL @ NEM SummitNovember 29, 2016 | Jochen Spangenberg
From 23-24 November 2016 REVEAL participated in the 2016 NEM Summit in Porto, Portugal. We showcased some of the project work at the NEM exhibition and participated in a pitching session in which we presented our research outcomes to potential investors.
REVEAL partners with First Draft NewsNovember 18, 2016 | Jochen Spangenberg
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! Read More
REVEAL @ First Draft partner meeting and NEM SummitNovember 14, 2016 | Jochen Spangenberg
In the week starting 21 November you can meet REVEAL team members at two events: on 22 November, we will be represented at the First Draft News partner network meeting in London. Thereafter, from 23-24 November, we will showcase our work at the NEM Summit in Porto.
REVEAL Workshop Review & ResourcesSeptember 23, 2016 | Jochen Spangenberg
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!
Few days to go – last minute chance to join (free!) REVEAL workshopSeptember 5, 2016 | Jochen Spangenberg
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.
Observational study – how do journalists really verify UGC?August 19, 2016 | Stuart Middleton
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. Read More
Online Hate Speech & Content PolicingJuly 20, 2016 | Jochen Spangenberg
The Centre for IT & IP Law at KU Leuven have recently published blog posts on online hate speech and content policing. Here you can find out more and get a direct link to the respective articles.