Innovation in News and Democracy

I spoke about my work investigating, creating and testing new and imaginative storytelling techniques with Clwstwr since 2019, resulting in the Seven Building Blocks of Reflective Journalism.

Other speakers at the event were:

Yvonne Murphy of OmiDaze Productions. Her year-long politically neutral and non-party political Clwstwr research and development project, The Democracy Box: New Ways to create democratic participation, aims to produce the prototype of an approach to civic engagement which can be developed and replicated across the UK.

From Bergen, Maria Amelie, co-founder of Factiverse. Factiverse automates the detection of misinformation with cutting-edge AI and NLP. Their patented solution helps journalists and editors to fact-check news and automatically identify fact-check worthy claims, saving time and resources and preventing further spread of misinformation.

And we heard about Web64 from founder Olav Hjertåker. Web64 aims to use data to better understand the world. By monitoring what content is published, who is sharing it, and where it is being shared we can provide tools for media companies, political parties, government organizations, and researchers where they gain insights into how the media landscape is changing and what is causing these changes.

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