For today’s journalists, it can be an arduous task to track a multitude of developing stories on social media and other information sources. Sorting through a seemingly endless stream of information from wire services, eyewitness accounts, police reports and social media – where 500 million Tweets are sent daily – can be one of the hardest aspects of reporting. The typical newsgathering cycle can be time-consuming, inefficient and prone to missing key leads that are critical for your reporting.
So how can a journalist be first to a story when he or she simply doesn’t have the bandwidth to cover so much ground? And just as important, how does a journalist distinguish between what’s a relevant and potentially compelling story, and what may just be noise?
That’s where Dataminr is helping change life in the newsroom. Dataminr’s real-time alerts transform the labor-intensive task of cultivating information and help winnow it down to ensure you only see the stories and sources you actually need. Then once you’re on top of a breaking story, Dataminr’s “Track Story” feature helps you track every new development in real time to keep you at the forefront of the reporting race. “Track Story” ensures you won’t miss any key story updates, even when you don’t have your eyes glued to your Twitter feed.
Dataminr has become a powerful tool for journalists who want to build on their use of TweetDeck, which many reporters use every day to uncover stories. Dataminr allows you to enhance the power of TweetDeck, giving you instant access to half a billion publicly available Tweets in real time and filtering them into a subset of breaking and developing events that are most important to you. Through a proprietary partnership with Twitter, Dataminr detects and distills every public Tweet, finding digital patterns of emerging and related events. Dataminr’s algorithms automatically flesh out the important details, sources, locations, and topics, including eyewitness accounts on the ground in places that might not have even been on your radar.
Today’s journalists can’t do it all alone. When you use Dataminr, you’re allowing AI, machine learning and advanced data science do the heavy lifting for you, giving you more time to dedicate to investigating the details and putting a winning touch on your storytelling. Real-time alerts will help you be first to breaking events, react more quickly and stay on top of every new development. Dataminr is important newsroom technology purpose built to improve the life of journalists in a highly competitive and evolving reporting landscape.