Computing and Digital Media

Applications could be for shopping, real estate, interior design or amusing Face Time masks. Around 25 countries were represented in the survey including the US, Australia, Korea and Japan but the majority (90%) came from European countries such as the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Finland and Spain. Participants filled out an online survey with specific questions around strategic digital intent in 2016.

  • The Czech government is setting up an ‘anti-fake news’ unit to monitor around 40 websites pushing conspiracy theories and inaccurate information about migrants in the run up to October elections.
  • 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.
  • London Met students awarded Venice Fellowships The Fellowships are part of an initiative from the British Council, which offer students the opportunity to live and work in Venice during the annual Biennale.
  • Additionally, as data becomes ever more important, business is always on the lookout for those who can make the numbers sing.
  • Welsh calls this “human-assisted reporting”, which was the title of a presentation he gave at last year’s computer-assisted reporting conference NICAR.

Apple filed multiple patents for head-mounted displays, as far back as 2008 and currently has hundreds of people working on these technologies including former employees at Oculus and Magic Leap. This has led to an explosion of user-generated video – Snapchat alone generated around 8 billion videos a day in 2016 – as mobile became the main platform globally for viewing online video. According to Zenith, consumers now spend an average of 19 minutes a day viewing on a combination of smartphones and tablet computers – a figure that is set to double by 2018.

Information Technology and Systems, and Computer Science, top in the UK for student satisfaction

Already some publishers complain that their short form video is no longer being prioritised in the news feed. Have invested deeply in studios to deliver branded content while Vice, BuzzFeed and Quartz say that branded and sponsored content now make up a substantial chunk of revenues. Since many of these in-house solutions are bespoke, they are proving hard to scale and making advertising look like content can raise issues of trust and credibility for many publishers.

When a 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck in California at 5.28am on 1 February, the Los Angeles Times reported the news. “Social media has fewer barriers, but the limits are still there for us” Second-year Journalism student Glwadys Beya writes about the effects of underrepresentation in media for ethnic minorities. London Met’s Christmas Market returns Journalism students Gabriela Yorgova and Sara Scheeres headed to the festive market to speak to some of the University’s makers and creators about their products. Welcome back Jak Simon Cadman, Senior Lecturer BA Journalism, reports on a guest lecture given by alumnus and freelance journalist Jak Hutchcraft. Crisis in the courts Media law students heard from barrister Nick Doherty about the crisis facing the UK’s criminal justice system, which has a backlog of around 60,000 cases.

Facebook suffers first ever fall in revenues as advertising slows

Celebrating London Met’s Big Ideas Entrepreneurs and social innovators from across the University were highlighted at the Big Idea Challenge awards ceremony. Diversity and inclusion in tech Professor Bal Virdee addressed the Houses of Parliament as part of a discussion on representation in the technology industry. “You work your way through the rejects and the great ones remain” Ryan Evans, BA Journalism student, reports on the Art, Architecture and Design Summer Show, which opens on 22 June 2022. Class and Contemporary UK Film and Television A free online conference on 7 July will explore exploitation and precarity in the film and TV industry, as well as class representation and the inculcation of neoliberal ideology.