Category: Digital Journalism


Social Media in the Newsroom workshop at ICWSM – round up

The Social Media in the Newsroom workshop took place on the 17 June 2016 in Cologne, as part of the ICWSM Conference. The workshop was aimed at the intersection of social media and journalism, as a subset of Computational and Data Journalism, with a focus of the ever growing ability of social media for capturing […]

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First National Survey on Irish Journalists’ use of Social Media

After collecting and analysing data from hundreds of professional journalists working in Ireland, HuJo is releasing a comprehensive report on Irish Journalists’ use of Social Media. This is the first survey of such undertaken in Ireland and is being launch on the 7th January 2015 at the “Citizen Journalism and Social Media Archiving” minitrack of the […]

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Social Media Hoax fails to derail election bid

Social media has become an important source for news stories; the combination of 24hrs communication, direct access to sources and the ever-present risk of a gaffe or mistake makes it a great asset for the clued-in newsroom. But the growth in sources and channels, not to mention the prevalence of Photoshop and its like, means […]


HuJo wins prize at BBC #newsHack II

A team from the Digital Humanities and Journalism group at Insight @NUIG won the ‘Connecting the News’ category prize at the BBC NewsHack on May 1st-2nd. The team developed Hash2News, a Chrome Extension which enables users to find the news stories behind Twitter hashtags. The #newsHack is an initiative of the BBC NewsLabs innovation programme, and […]

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Social savvy journalists gather in NYC to discuss the future of UGC in News

ONE HUNDRED hours of video is now uploaded every minute. Soon there will be more user generated content than professionally produced media.  But what does this mean for the media industry? Storyful’s Mark Little joined a panel of expert social media journalists met at an event at AP offices in New York on Tuesday evening […]


Hacks/Hackers Workshop: How to ask questions & build great designs

As 2013 drew to a close, Hacks/Hackers Dublin held a pre-holiday meetup at the Irish Times building. This was the second meetup for the group, which was established in the summer of 2013, and it drew over 40 members to a team-building workshop facilitated by Justin Ferrell, journalist and Fellowships Director of Stanford University’s innovative […]

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Research Assistants vacancies for Social Semantic Archive Project

The National University of Ireland, Galway, is seeking two outstanding candidates for Research Assistant positions in the Social Web and Semantic Web / Linked Data domain. The successful candidates will work within the Digital Humanities and Journalism group at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway (formerly known as DERI), and will also […]


Research Assistants vacancies in Trust for Social Semantic Journalism

The Digital Humanities and Journalism group at the Insight National Centre for Data Analytics @NUI Galway (formerly know as DERI) is seeking  outstanding candidates for two full-time fixed term Research Assistant positions in trust and provenance in Social Semantic Web and journalism realm. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 1st February 2014 to contract end […]