Transcript of "SMC Pan Atlantic University - Editors Lab Lagos"
There is large amount of data coming in especially during major events like the
Citizen Journalism has contributed to this upsurge in data and they are mostly curated
on the internet.
How do we sort through the data , in this case (images, audio, video and text) and
verify their accuracy?
How do we make it accessible to journalists, (the public and officials) in Nigeria even
all around the world needing verified and accurate data covering the elections?
Based on the theme
“New tools to cover elections”
We realised that during elections, there are concerns with information being relayed.
How accurate is the information? Is it fair to all parties involved? How do we check the
authenticity of information – attribution to a recognised name, face and preferably
geographical location (address), and Newsworthiness: is the information really
newsworthy? How do we solve this?
An application that geotags uploaded information by registered users on location
and interfaces with a website.
An application that auto verifies the accuracy of data within a short time frame.
WHAT DOES VERIFI DO?
All data coming in concerning the election (pre, during and post) will be accurate
based on the ability of to verify the data and make it available. There will
also be live reports and this can be used to monitor coverage of the elections. All
data coming in will be geo-tagged. They will be tagged so it will be easy to find
data related to that event.
Social media updates tailored to the coverage of the elections will be streamed live.
There will be social media updates tailored to the coverage of the elections and will
be streamed live.
Election dates will also be available on the websites.
ELECTION 2015 METERS YOUR
INEC: ALL YOU
Information on Candidates
Eye Witness Accounts
STEPS FOR VERIFICATION
The app will integrate:
Google Map to geolocate data.
Google Earth to generate a satellite view coming in from all parts of the country to
SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES
APIs are integrated and are tailored to specific hashtags covering elections all over
We will be working with Telecommunications company to verifiy locations of sms
coming in. SMS updates can also be sent out using a short code
The data from can be curated and visualized using google trends e.g voters
registration, political campaigns, results.
Visualization on site can embedded into news sites.
News stories can be generated from the data e.g. Comparing the numbers of
information on voter’s registration to votes that are counted at that particular location
can continue to run even after the elections are over.
There is room for plug-ins.
Acts as a mini-hub of verified data for news houses in Nigeria around the world.