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Meet Verified Pixel: A ‘visual spellcheck’ for verifying images in news

by Douglas Arellanes 19.01.2016
debord/Flickr. Some rights reserved
debord/Flickr. Some rights reserved

Every major news story now brings with it a minefield of fake pictures for newsrooms to sort though, a minefield that grows ever bigger each ear. Verified Pixel is a Knight Foundation-funded prototype that aims to speed up verification by automating and simplifying that process. This article was written by Alastair Reid, Managing Editor of First Draft News.

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Not your grandma's newsroom management system

by Emma Van Sant 15.12.2015

One thing we can say for certain is that we are uncertain about the future of the news industry. Trends come and go and there is no silver bullet for keeping an online newsroom competitive. So unless you’ve got a crystal ball tucked away somewhere, I'm placing my money on Superdesk, a future-proof newsroom management system.

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Verified Pixel: making image verification as easy as not verifying

by Douglas Arellanes 16.11.2015
Image verification made easy | Photo: Bart Everson CC BY 2.0
Image verification made easy | Photo: Bart Everson CC BY 2.0

Eyewitness reports have become a regular source of information for the world’s media, one of the things we have observed in our work in this space is that not enough organisations are actively involved in verifying the reports they receive.

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The shift from Live Blog 2.0 to 3.0: everything you need to know

by Holman Romero 23.09.2015
Live Blog is a part of the ecosystem of Superdesk tools for journalism
Live Blog is a part of the ecosystem of Superdesk tools for journalism

Today marks the release of Live Blog 3.0 beta. While this is exciting, it brings up some important questions about the differences between the 2.0 and 3.0 versions. What's new in 3.0? Why is 3.0 considered a completely different product than 2.0? What does Superdesk have to do with all of this? Read on my friends...read on.

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Introducing two new Superdesk developers

by Magdalena Klein 2.09.2015
Our new Superdesk developers: Nemanja (on the left) and Aleksandar (on the right) I Photo by Sourcefabric
Our new Superdesk developers: Nemanja (on the left) and Aleksandar (on the right) I Photo by Sourcefabric

Among the latest additions to our organisation were three new developers. We’ve already introduced Oleg, the Booktype developer. Here’s the joint team profile of the two Superdesk developers: Aleksandar and Nemanja.

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Why integrating image verification in the newsroom matters

by Letizia Gambini 18.06.2015
The Verified Pixel team in action | photo by Samaruddin Stewart
The Verified Pixel team in action | photo by Samaruddin Stewart

Images always increased the power of a story. And this never more so than today. The proliferation of smartphones and digital cameras means that when news occurs, the first person to capture it will likely not be a journalist. User-generated content is flooding newsrooms, however, it seems newsrooms struggle with verification of this content, frequently misunderstand it, or — at worst — ignore it completely.

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Notes from the 2015 International Journalism Festival in Perugia

by Douglas Arellanes 23.04.2015
Hosting the festival in a location this beautiful is just one of the many things that the Perugia journalism festival does right. I Photo: Holman Romero (CC by 3.0)
Hosting the festival in a location this beautiful is just one of the many things that the Perugia journalism festival does right. I Photo: Holman Romero (CC by 3.0)

Always one of the best journalism events on the calendar each year, the Perugia International Journalism Festival left me interested and inspired as usual. Spanning 5 days with over 600 speakers at the festival (not to mention our own presentation on Superdesk), there was plenty to be excited about. 

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Welcome to Superdesk.org!

by Emma Van Sant 20.04.2015
Superdesk.org has everything you need to know about the latest Superdesk developments. Check it out.
Superdesk.org has everything you need to know about the latest Superdesk developments. Check it out.

 Welcome to our new website for all things related to Superdesk. We hope you enjoy exploring our new page. Let us know what you think!

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Superdesk goes to Italy

by Douglas Arellanes 14.04.2015
Meet Superdesk in Perugia | Photo by Bruno Merinho CC BY 1.0
Meet Superdesk in Perugia | Photo by Bruno Merinho CC BY 1.0

 Superdesk is headed to the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy. What are the main Superdesk features right now? What does the future roadmap look like? Learn about this and more during our session presentation this Saturday. 

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Behind the scenes: Superdesk screenshots

by Theo Schwinke 1.12.2014
Want to see more of Superdesk? We can walk you through it. Email us at contact@sourcefabric.org.
Want to see more of Superdesk? We can walk you through it. Email us at contact@sourcefabric.org.

We’re still a few months away from Superdesk beta, but we wanted to share with you some of the designs and functioning features of Superdesk.

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