Digital Humanities and Journalism @Insight Galway We're researching social media solutions for journalists and digital archivists
We’re applying social semantic technologies to the field of journalism and digital humanities. Most news now breaks on the social web and journalist have to manually search for text, tweets, images and videos which at times can feel like finding a needle in a haystack. We are working to create solutions that use semantic technologies to help journalists find those needles more easily and help archivists to index, link and contextualise material.
Accompanying the main project work is a blog commenting on developments in the research area and the wider digital humanities. The research team will give their opinions on emerging trends in journalists use of social media but the blog will also feature in depth interviews with media insiders, technology experts and exponents of the dark arts of digital archiving and other digital humanties areas.
The use of semantic technologies to enhance the newsgathering and verification process by linking data from various online sources and thus providing context and evidence to news materials gathered through social media platforms, such as YouTube or Twitter. Semantic tools can also be used to help journalists verify and validate information found on the social web.
In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” — Eric Hoffer
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