INJECT Launch: A new digital product for superpowering journalism
INJECT is a new digital toolkit for journalists, it can be used to quickly and efficiently build news stories, gather data and find verifying sources without changing tabs or leaving the document. To automatically expand the story further with additional content after publishing and ultimately produce better news stories, faster. INJECT combines smart creative search algorithms and interactive features to discover, manipulate and present news content. The algorithms and features help journalists to discover new story angles, then use these angles to work faster.
INJECT has been developed by an EU-funded consortium of leading digital and journalism organisations who came together to deliver a step change in newsroom tools. The consortium launched INJECT at #Cass Innovate 2017.
This is how INJECT works:
The Digital Creativity Tool for Journalists
Information now flows through our lives 24/7, but how much of it is unreliable? More than ever, Reporters must select, verify and account for their facts.
INJECT goes beyond conventional search engines. It makes creative search techniques and explanatory background fast and easy to use for enriched reporting.
You can read about our launch on journalism.co.uk "INJECT allows reporters to uncover new angles, key figures and sources for their stories by searching through their organisation's archive or across the internet."
Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity said:
This is the first tool that seeks to integrate productivity and creativity support directly into the digital work of journalists. It builds on successes in other domains to deliver key innovations in journalism.
Innovation meets function
The project incorporates the Google-funded JUICE project that began in 2016 at City, University of London, as a collaboration between the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at the Cass Business School and the Journalism Department.
Broader research into new tools for journalists won an EU Horizon 2020 grant of €1m, and the INJECT project started its work in January 2017.
The consortium formed to improve competitiveness of the European media through increased journalist creativity and productivity brings together 14 newspapers, universities, journalist networks, web companies, journalist trainers and organizations from across six European countries.
For more information about the project visit: http://www.injectproject.eu