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Maps, the Power of the Crowd & Big Data Verification
Anahi Ayala Iacucci Media Innovation Advisor, Internews/ Crowdsourcing and Information Management Specialist, World Bank
Charlie Beckett Director, LSE Polis
David Clinch Editorial Director, Storyful
Matthew Eltringham Head website and events operation, BBC College of Journalism
Erik van Heeswijk Chief Editor Digital, VPRO
Helena Puig Larrauri Co-founder, The Standby Task Force (SBTF)
Wilfried RÃ¼tten Director, European Journalism Centre
Harry Wood Board of Directors, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
- Day 1 (Monday 17 September)
- 13:30 - 17:15
- Cinema 2
Crowdsourced information can play a crucial role in unexpected circumstances like political uprisings and natural disasters. But how can the data best be verified and what is the role of the media?
With the expansion of social media and live mapping, crowdsourced information has begun to play a significant role in sudden, unexpected circumstances such as natural disasters and political uprisings. So is it possible for humans to replace algorithms in certain situations?
Volunteer contributions have the potential to save lives and support local communities, but the real challenge is verifying crowdsourced information and "big data" â€“ particularly in crisis situations requiring accurate validation under significant time constraints.
In this session, participants will join mainstream and new media journalists, humanitarian leaders, expert mappers, and media academics to discuss:
â€¢ How are society and media ownership changing in the digital age?
â€¢ How is crowdsourced information being used for conflict/crisis mapping? What are the advantages and limitations?
â€¢ What is the role of journalists? Will they be the ones curating the crowdsourced content?
The session will showcase state-of-the-art crisis maps, based on the contributions of thousands of volunteers.
We just published a full coverage of our session. Session recordings, interviews and Storify. All in!
Thank you all for showing up! We just made a quick recap of our session via Storify. Check it out via the following URL. A full coverage will be out on 27 September via www.emergencyjournalism.net
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