The rapid growth of voice activate technology hasn’t been translated into interest in news consumption on these devices, as pointed out by several reports. Content development for smart speakers and voice assistants still faces many challenges in what regards consumption and production.
There are 8 billion people in the world, around 66% have a smartphone, and most of them use a device with Android or IOS, so they have access to the usage of voice assistants. According to some surveys, considering all the devices, 45% of the Internet users worldwide use voice commands and voice search. And where do news stand in this picture?
This is the seventh piece of the summary of the NEWSREEL2 research report, written by Ana Pinto-Martinho, Miguel Crespo and Wanessa Andrade (ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon).
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The NEWSREEL2 Summer School was organized in Berlin between 26th - 30th September. The host of the event was Hostwriter, our partner from the NGO sector. The programme took place in Das Baumhaus, which is a sustainable solutions development agency and a socio-cultural project space.
During the five-day long event, students fom the five partner universities joined forces: they participated in some specific workshops given by lecturers and researchers of NEWSREEL2, as well as developed their own cross-border collaborative projects in the form of international groups.
On the first day, after the programme and the participant lecturers were introduced, students had some playful activities to get to know each other. The session was led by Julia Vernersson and Zahra Salah Uddin from Hostwriter. In the meantine, researchers of NEWSREEL2 organized a transnational project meeting to discuss the next steps of the project.
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Back in 2015, countries around the world signed the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The development of wind energy and renewable sources in Europe, in the last 10 years, has been rather uncertain and stagnant.
Also, in the same year, more than 70 countries signed the Paris Agreement and mentioned wind energy in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) as a key mitigation measure against climate change, according to Wind Europe.
Given their plan, the European Commission is calling on the renewable energy industry to deliver 480 GW of wind capacity by 2030 to improve Europe's security of energy supply.
Four of the countries that signed the Paris Agreement are Germany, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia. We looked at their national strategies regarding renewable energy, more precisely wind energy, and tried to compare the data we have been able to find and see if we can find some similarities. Also, trying to see what the main differences are.
This piece of article was written in the framework of the NEWSREEL2 Summer School, and it is the result of the teamwork of the project called 'Transitioning to wind energy or just rambling about it?' Authors and members of the project: Martin Guniš, Nick Gehrmann, Andra Maria Mureșan, Jakub Radan Dvořák.
NEWSREEL2 will organize the next multiplier event of the project in Berlin, together with Hostwriter, an NGO which helps journalists to collaborate all over the world. The event is the final programme of the five-day summer school in which students will introduce their project works to a professional audience.
Partners of the project will also present the first e-learning materials connected to some specific journalistic fields:
The pilot materials of these fields are available in the e-learning menu!
You can follow the event online via the Twitter channel of Hostwriter!
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