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Presentation Christian Radler at EBU Conference "data in the newsroom"

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Christian Radler of ARD (Germany) presented a data journalism project focusing on global warming. This project attracted 2 millions visitors online.

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Presentation Christian Radler at EBU Conference "data in the newsroom"

  1. 1. Better verticals through AI & How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on
  2. 2. Better verticals through AI & How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on
  3. 3. Better verticals through AI &((sort of) How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on
  4. 4. Better verticals through AI & How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on HIER
  5. 5. How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on
  6. 6. Better verticals through AI •  December 2016: tagesschau-App 2.0 •  Vertical videos w/ headlines •  Pictacrop: automated video analysis •  Automated scene detection •  Suggestions on where to crop video •  Editor makes corrections & writes headlines •  Save: Cropping metadata and headlines •  < 20 verticals / day •  Dual use for TV format „tagesschau in 100 seconds“
  7. 7. Better verticals through AI
  8. 8. Better verticals through AI
  9. 9. Better verticals through AI •  How does it work? •  APPSFactory: „Our algorithm analyses scenes and calculates a score based on three parameters: 1. form, frequency and density of picture edges 2. saturation and color strength 3. skin tone (to detect faces) The secret sauce is how we weigh the three parameters.“
  10. 10. Better verticals through AI •  APPSFactory: „Our algorithm was trained with thousands of videos and images. It is not a self learning algorithm; no deep learning is involved.“ •  APPSFactory: „Developing correct scene change detection was a lot harder.“
  11. 11. Better verticals through AI
  12. 12. Better verticals through AI •  How well does it work? •  Editor 1: „Most of the time, scene detection is working fine. Also, the cropping suggestions need little to no corrections.“ •  Editor 2: „Center of attention wise Pictacrop does its job. Only if say, there are two people of similar size in the video, naturally the tool sometimes picks the wrong one.“ •  Editor 1: „If only we had less limitations for the headlines!“
  13. 13. Better verticals through AI & How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on
  14. 14. Better verticals through AI & How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on
  15. 15. How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on •  Data journalism is hard •  Crossmedia data journalism is even harder •  Add interactive to that •  Plus relatable •  Sharable •  Scalable •  = Checklist
  16. 16. How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on •  If you do not have data scientists and developer - hire (or rent) them •  Pick an event at a safe distance (at least two months away) •  Get everyone to sit at the same table every two weeks •  Enter tagesschau‘s data project Klimadoppel (Climate Twin)
  17. 17. How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on •  Climate Twin answers simple questions. •  How warm will summers be in my home town 60 years from now? •  What place has a similar summer maximum today? •  Scenario A: 4 degrees global warming •  Scenario B: 2 degrees global warming •  Let me show you:
  18. 18. How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on
  19. 19. How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on
  20. 20. How we made a map that 2 million users klicked on •  Checklist •  Crossmedia: online, social, messenger bot & tv •  Interactive: where applicable •  Relatable: we did the math for 14.000 places in Germany; 28.000 combos •  Sharable: fb & Twitter •  Scalable: up to 20.000 users simultaniously; in the first two days more than one million unique users; 7 TB of data moved
  21. 21. Shameless self promotion
  22. 22. Shameless self promotion
  23. 23. Shameless self promotion
  24. 24. Shameless self promotion •  New map project •  Putting Europe on the Map – through Data •  Assist Europeans with data literacy •  All European data •  Starting in March •  Online before European Elections end of May •  Open for EBU members to join
  25. 25. Questions?
  26. 26. Contact Christian Radler c.radler@tagesschau.de +49 40 4156 4152

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