Tag: Rachel Wise
FL#200: Experimenting with interactive VR at Crossover
A group of filmmakers at Crossover is pushing the boundaries of immersive documentary storytelling by incorporating technologies like facial recognition into a virtual reality experience. Mark Atkin, a director of Crossover, tells us about the projects and explains how this kind of work might change viewers’ minds and behaviors. Reporting by Lindsey Miller, Rachel Wise … Continued
FL#199: Language recognition via Speechmatics
A British company called Speechmatics is working to build more accurate technology to turn spoken words into text across a wide range of different languages. We explore how the system might help journalists in the future. Reporting by Lily Oppenheimer, Rachel Wise and Jessica King. Additional information A key aspect of the technology is that … Continued
FL#198: Ideas for social video from VICE Media
The growth of Facebook Live and the continued popularity of video on social media platforms opens the door for new ways to tell stories visually. We get some ideas from Adam Banicki, senior producer at VICE Media. Reporting by Lily Oppenheimer, Rachel Wise and Jessica King.
FL#197: Following the crowd with Populace
The startup Populace uses data from social media and other sources to display crowd densities at various locations across urban areas. As a result, the system could make it possible for journalists to find out automatically whenever an unusually large crowd gathers in a public place. We find out how it works from founder and … Continued
FL#195: A home page designed by algorithm
(Video missing) The Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet developed an algorithm guided partially by editors and partially by reader preferences that delivers a personalized home page for each website visitor. Editor in chief Fredric Karén credits the technology with a significant boost in online traffic and digital subscriptions. Reporting by Lily Oppenheimer, Rachel Wise and Jessica … Continued
FL#193: Searching within video files via LivingLens
LivingLens offers an artificial intelligence-driven technology that can enable clients to search for specific emotions or sentiments within video files. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Carl Wong tells us how it works. Reporting by Sarah Sabatke, Rachel Wise and Jessica King.
FL#192: Audio sharing via SoundBYTE
(Video missing) SoundBYTE is a social app that allows users to record and share audio with followers around the world, 14 seconds at a time. We find out how it works from Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Dan Kearns. Reporting by Kexin Sun, Rachel Wise and Jessica King. Additional information The app is free and … Continued
FL#187: Community Impact Newspaper
(Video missing) Community Impact Newspaper Community Impact Newspaper is a hyperlocal news company that delivers a free monthly newspaper to every household in the geographic areas it covers. The company uses revenue generated from advertisements to serve 22 communities across Texas. John Garrett, founder and chief executive officer, explains what makes Community Impact’s targeted advertising … Continued
QA with John Garrett, founder and CEO of Community Impact Newspaper
John Garrett is founder and CEO of Community Impact Newspaper, a hyperlocal news company that delivers a free monthly newspaper to every household in the geographic areas it covers. The company serves 22 communities across 34 cities in Texas, including Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston metro areas. In this edited transcript of our interview for … Continued
FL#186: Mobile studio and teleprompter app Bigvu
Bigvu is an app designed to be a mobile studio for video journalists in the field. It combines a teleprompter with a platform for recording, managing and publishing the videos.