Computing with Digital Media MSc

The trend towards encrypted messaging will continue amid fears that the incoming Trump administration will pressure companies to give up personal data on the request of law enforcement agencies. Hundreds of people who work for big tech companies have pledged not to co-operate with any attempt to compile databases that could allow the targeting of individuals based on race, religion, or national origin. Used Google and Trip Advisor image searches, along with a network of engaged Twitter followers to expose the gaps in Donald Trump’s charitable giving. These techniques are becoming a core way in which the rich and powerful are now held to account but they’ll require more data specialists to join experienced hacks in newsrooms in 2017. In 2017 the big platforms are likely to offer financial inducements to set up more VR journalism studios to help stimulate the market, even if only the biggest brands are likely to be involved.

  • We’ll see more experimentation with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality , but results continue to disappoint for news.
  • The lifesaving idea has raised $85m from Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
  • Facebook broadcast its first live murder, a live robbery, ISIS propaganda and an emoji filled frontline battle.
  • Survey input and answers helped guide some of the themes in this reports and data has been used throughout.

You will be in demand as a data visualiser, where you’ll be able to tell the powerful stories behind the data. Is a Researcher at Barker Langham, where she also works on the development of digital experiences within museums. She graduated in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, specialising in Digital. Her interest focuses on emerging technologies, especially Artificial Intelligence, and their role within museums. In different researches, she investigated approaches to the digital transformation process through the case of AI-based systems and studied the employment of these systems for audience engagement. While CEO Tim Cook talks about VR’s ‘interesting applications’ he seems to believe that AR will ultimately be bigger because it enables you to be “very present” when using the technology.

Captec acquire ASH Wireless Electronics Ltd

In Germany, many now block content for those using this software while offering a low cost ad-free alternative to catch more loyal users. As with this Wired example, the messaging will increasingly focus on the cost of creating quality content. In the short term, the main focus will be around penalising sources that do not have a strong track record and making it easier for consumers to report false news .

More politicians follow the lead of Donald Trump in using social media to define issues, break new policy and as a substitute for traditional media access. We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career. Current social media has a tendency to exaggerate differences in people, to outrage and to radicalise, says Craig Newmark, founder of Craig’s List and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. “In many ways, it’s structured to exploit people’s weaknesses and opportunistic in maximising its own use,” he says.

A quarter (24%) of digital leaders say they are more worried about financial sustainability than this time last year, with the figure rising to a third (33%) of respondents from a newspaper background. Companies with a focus on subscription or sponsored content seemed to be a bit more confident about their future – while ad-dependent organisations in the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland tended to be more pessimistic. Advertisers and agencies are increasingly putting their money into platforms that are cheap, targeted, and easy to buy. That helps explain why Google and Facebook have been picking up most of the new spend along with a range of programmatic advertising networks. Respondents to our survey talk about the disappointing levels of advertising return and the need to ‘build out diversified revenue streams beyond digital display’.

Trust in news in search

His research interest lie in typography in action, interaction design and design influence. John Sands, director of learning and impact at the Knight Foundation, hopes the institute can create a space for deeper discussion among people from a variety of backgrounds. “Part of the challenge is that many of the problems are multi-faceted,” he explains. “They’re not just engineering problems, and they’re not just regulatory issue,” says Prof Mickens.

Journalism students celebrated at the London Met Magazine Awards

Early prototypes turn a section of fabric into a touchpad, allowing you to tap or swipe to interact with applications or nearby devices. Google is partnering with Levi’s in 2017 to explore creating interactive clothing at scale. Another new entrant is Wire , an app backed by Skype founder Janus Friis, which claims to have the most comprehensive end-to-end encryption for text, pictures, video or voice. One unique feature is the ability to share your location only with specific contacts or to set a compromise location for arranging meetings. Like they were written by a human using structured data within seconds of firms releasing their quarterly results, and has recently expanded into sports with plans to cover more than 10,000 minor league baseball games annually.

Business acquisition Captec is pleased to announce the 100% share acquisition of ASH Wireless Electronics Ltd into the Group. Founded in 2001, ASH is established and experienced in electronics design and embedded software for wireless communications and IoT… Captec has climbed 34 places to reach number 212 in this year’s Solent 250 list, a league of the region’s top privately-owned businesses. On hearing the news, Captec owner and founder, Max Toti, commented, “I’m delighted…