August 2nd, 2013 | by EJC
While spam filters provide additional layers of security to websites, they can also be used to process all kinds of information. Perhaps most famously, for example, the reCAPTCHA spam filter was used to transcribe the New York Times’ entire paper-based archives.
July 15th, 2013 | by EJC
Personalisation is crucial when it comes to the use of social media . As Steve Buttry points out, journalists’ individual use can play an important role in finding sources, building trust through engaging with people, and increasing reach by sharing a newswire’s published contents
June 25th, 2013 | by EJC
How do you combat fear and confusion? By opposing it with hard facts. And if these hard facts are non-existent? They need to be actively sought. This is the logic that led to the creation of Safecast in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in March
May 21st, 2013 | by EJC
On 1-2 June 2013, the EJC and De Persgroep, a leading media company in the Flemish/Dutch media landscape, will organise a hackathon as part of the Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Global events in Asse, Belgium. Take a look at what we are planning and join us there
May 13th, 2013 | by EJC
Lisa Dupuy, an aspiring journalist working on the Emergency Journalism initiative at the European Journalism Centre investigates the big debate on 'big data'
May 6th, 2013 | by EJC
Gemma van der Kamp, a Dutch journalist investigates a new tool called Mattermap that allows journalists to curate 'context' instead of merely 'contents'.
April 19th, 2013 | by EJC
This article was written by Moran Barkai , and originally published on 22 February, 2013 at Data Driven Journalism. Republished with permission.
April 17th, 2013 | by EJC
UPDATED: A list of useful newsgathering tools to collect crowdsourced contents and curated news.
April 9th, 2013 | by EJC
Kees Broere (1958) is the correspondent for Sub Saharan Africa for the NOS (Dutch public broadcaster) and de Volkskrant (Dutch daily newspaper). The EJC conducted an interview with him on the conflict in Mali and his work as a correspondent in situations of fragility
April 5th, 2013 | by EJC
In this 'Tool' series, we are going to give you a quick overview of freely available tools for emergency journalism, and how a journalist could make use of them. We focus on 'Ushahidi' in this article