InVID Wants to Help Journalists Debunk Fake Videos

Since the panic over fake news erupted after the U.S. election and spread into Europe, a number of fact-checking and content verification tools went into development. But there are still few tools dedicated to video verification. InVID, a three-year collaborative project based in Europe, aims to change that.

Denis Teyysou

The goal of InVID, which launched in January 2016, is to help journalists discover and verify newsworthy content on social networks, says Innovation Manager Denis Teyssou. The team’s first project is a video verification browser plugin for Chrome and Firefox. The plugin is designed to be like “a Swiss Army knife,” in the way that it combines several tools in a single unit, he said. It’s being funded through Horizon 2020, a European program that provides funding to innovative projects. Several groups are involved: the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Modul Technology, the Universitat de Lleida, Exo Continue reading "InVID Wants to Help Journalists Debunk Fake Videos"

DigitalEd: Motion Graphics for Social Media

Title: Motion Graphics for Social Media Instructor: Kylos Brannon, Assistant Professor, American University Simple Effective Motion Design for your Social Media Campaign You’ve seen moving ads on your social media feed. Creating your own well designed animations including text, shape, photos and video is easier to achieve than it appears.  Find a way to spice up the campaign for your business, film, nonprofit, or event.   What you’ll learn from this training:
  1. How to create a layered ad
  2. How to animate your ad using a “build” with Photoshop and Premiere
  3. Plan a series of ads that you can schedule for maximum exposure
  4. Tips for easy preparation of your videos and photos
Handouts:
  • Slides
Who should take this training:

Must Reads in Media & Technology: July 13

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DigitalEd Panel: How to Get Better Video Metrics

Title: How to Get Better Video Metrics Moderator: Jason Alcorn, MediaShift
Panelists: Adam Neuman, Fusion Media Group; Neil Solanky, NowThis; Meryl Ayres, Wistia Are you putting more resources into video? As publishers increase the time they spend producing content for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other video platforms, they need better insights into what works and what doesn’t. This online panel will include a discussion by top publishers who are at the forefront of using video metrics to drive better engagement with their audience. We’ll discuss the reliability of video metrics and how to go beyond basic view counts to metrics such as over- and underperformance, recirculation and benchmarking. We’ll also hear tricks that leading publishers use to extract the most value out of the analytics tools they use in their own organizations. This free online panel is sponsored by Parse.ly. Parse.ly empowers companies to understand, own and improve digital audience engagement through data, so they can ensure the work they do Continue reading "DigitalEd Panel: How to Get Better Video Metrics"

DigitalEd Panel: How to Get Better Video Metrics

Title: How to Get Better Video Metrics Moderator: Jason Alcorn, MediaShift
Panelists: Adam Neuman, Fusion Media Group; Neil Solanky, NowThis; Meryl Ayres, Wistia Are you putting more resources into video? As publishers increase the time they spend producing content for Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other video platforms, they need better insights into what works and what doesn’t. This online panel will include a discussion by top publishers who are at the forefront of using video metrics to drive better engagement with their audience. We’ll discuss the reliability of video metrics and how to go beyond basic view counts to metrics such as over- and underperformance, recirculation and benchmarking. We’ll also hear tricks that leading publishers use to extract the most value out of the analytics tools they use in their own organizations. This free online panel is sponsored by Parse.ly. Parse.ly empowers companies to understand, own and improve digital audience engagement through data, so they can ensure the work they do Continue reading "DigitalEd Panel: How to Get Better Video Metrics"

TV Newsroom to Classroom: What One Prof Learned at His Summer Internship

In the eight years since I left working in journalism to teach journalism, new technologies, devices and audience habits have fueled a lot of change. This summer, I used a NATPE Faculty Development Grant to spend two weeks at a television news operation, my longest stint in a newsroom since joining academe. The station I visited, KXAS-TV, the NBC owned and operated station in Dallas-Fort Worth known as NBC 5, was the first station in Texas when it launched in 1948. It is also a station in transition. Mark Ginther, the vice president of news, came to the station less than two years ago with a vision to move away from daily crime news toward more enterprise coverage. Before starting my time at NBC 5, a former colleague quipped that, although there have been some technology changes, most things remained the same (for starters, I was amazed the iNEWS,
Continue reading "TV Newsroom to Classroom: What One Prof Learned at His Summer Internship"

TV Newsroom to Classroom: What One Prof Learned at His Summer Internship

In the eight years since I left working in journalism to teach journalism, new technologies, devices and audience habits have fueled a lot of change. This summer, I used a NATPE Faculty Development Grant to spend two weeks at a television news operation, my longest stint in a newsroom since joining academe. The station I visited, KXAS-TV, the NBC owned and operated station in Dallas-Fort Worth known as NBC 5, was the first station in Texas when it launched in 1948. It is also a station in transition. Mark Ginther, the vice president of news, came to the station less than two years ago with a vision to move away from daily crime news toward more enterprise coverage. Before starting my time at NBC 5, a former colleague quipped that, although there have been some technology changes, most things remained the same (for starters, I was amazed the iNEWS,
Continue reading "TV Newsroom to Classroom: What One Prof Learned at His Summer Internship"