Alliance on Multimedia Data-Driven Journalism & Media Production
Digitisation has changed all aspects of the news media landscape, from the way content is created, to how it is distributed and interacted with. Three phenomena shape the face and fate of news media in Europe: decreasing trust and information disorder, digitisation and changing user behaviour, and dominance of global technology and AI. They rock the foundations of the journalist profession.
MediaNumeric provides students and young professionals in media and communication studies the theoretical know-how and skills needed to embolden them to take on the opportunities of data-driven journalism and media production. And highlights the potential of using large multimedia databases for data-driven innovations. The Alliance captures the needs of the news and media industry and ties them to the educational offer of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It brings together leading actors in academia, industry and audiovisual archives from four EU Member States embedded in the most prominent networks.
The project will develop three complementary training modules to cover key subjects critical to data-driven journalism; search and exploration of multimedia data, storytelling, and tracking and debunking disinformation. The programmes will be co-developed and tested in three successive training courses (in NL, PL, FR), targeting international groups of students. The resulting training materials will be packaged and used as online, open-access learning materials, either as comprehensive, integrated courses or as granular modules. The training material will be available to HEIs across the EU.
This project is funded by the European Commission via the Erasmus+ Programme.
Sound and Vision (NL), Inholland University of Applied Sciences (NL), FINA National Film Archive - Audiovisual Institut (PL), SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (PL), AFP Agence France Presse (FR), INA Institut national de l'audiovisuel (FR), Storytek (EE), EUscreen Foundation (NL)