Twitter, CNN, Dataminr Launch Journo Tool
Twitter and CNN, in a partnership with Dataminr, have developed a new alert system for journalists dubbed Dataminr for News, Vivian Schiller, Twitter’s head of news, announced in a blog post on Wednesday.
According to Schiller, the new service will help newsrooms quickly and accurately identify breaking news and verifiable sources on Twitter.
“When news breaks, it can be minutes or even hours before newsrooms begin to report,” Schiller writes. “Now, with the help of CNN and Dataminr, Twitter can be used to close that critical gap, between the eyewitness wanting to be heard and the journalist who wants to listen.”
Dataminr for News is powered by the pattern-recognition algorithms behind Dataminr’s Finance and Public Sector products. The service delivers a customizable set of alerts into a user’s workflow.
CNN served as an alpha partner on the project, with journalists there integrating the product into their workflow and offering feedback on its algorithms.
The companies said Dataminr for News will be available to all news agencies globally in 2014.
Below, Ted Bailey, founder and CEO of Dataminr, announces the service during an event on Wednesday: