As more and more information is stored electronically, new tools are needed to support the media in identifying breaking news, conducting investigations and finding news in huge, complex data. News organisations need new tools that can offer ways to fact check and verify information – to ensure what they publish is accurate and trustworthy.
The objective of the DMINR project is to investigate technologies that are sympathetic to the way journalists work. We aim to create a tool for news research and verification to help journalists work with big data and conduct investigations in the digital era.
DMINR is a joint collaboration between the Department of Journalism and the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction Design at City, University of London. The work, led by Principal Investigator Dr Colin Porlezza, is funded by Google News Initiative.