Why do people believe in lies, even if they were proven wrong? Are they stupid, blue-eyed idiots or totally delusional? Or just people whose psyche works the way it works for most people?

Donald Trump is the most arrogant and blatant of today’s liars. Still, there is a wide range…

Laurie Penny interviews Juan Branco (WikiLeaks Defence Team) and Salil Shetty (Amnesty International) in Web Summit, Nov 8th 2016.

WikiLeaks is the first service of the digital era, through which a broad public has had direct access to sources of secret documents. In ten years, the widely celebrated organization has become an actor, whose motives and practices are put in question by not only countries that were the subject…

Joseph Gordon Levitt´s company HitRECord makes collaborative art online.

Crowdsourcing seemed to be one of the buzzwords at Web Summit 2016, Europe’s biggest technology conference that took place in Lisbon. On top of its use for creating media content, crowdsourcing wanted to be seen at the core of a functioning society. Meaning that people could have the opportunity to…

“In the city you need to be extra careful with flying drone”, says Jouko Tapper / Photo credit: Harri Anttila

I have previously written about the possibilities of 360-video storytelling. It gives you a wider view around than has previously been possible. Another perspective expanding technological tool is a drone. This small remote-controlled chopper makes it easy to have an aerial view of your surroundings.

The most tweeted image in the world.

US election debates 2016 have been most tweeted debates ever. The second debate was tweeted 17 million times when the most tweeted debates in the last election 2012 gathered 10 million tweets. …

Vertical video is still standing between sidebars in basic internet platforms.

About three years ago I held and innovation course, where students made data journalism and visualized the data on an interactive multimedia platform for tablet devices. I was hoping to have a chance to experiment also vertical video in it.

In the background there was the idea that as well…

Tester of VR-glasses in grand opening of FIVR Hub in YLE Iso Paja, 8.3.2016.

One of the top trends in media and journalism this year is virtual reality in which the viewer is able to see around 360 degrees and experience a story from within. The storytellers try to give the viewers more impressive experiences in spaces and situations where the viewer does not…

Graphic designers Heidi Grönroos and Petri Kärenlampi use Kanban board in YLE, Helsinki

Smooth processes are increasingly important in more and more diversified media field. It doesn´t mean that there shouldn´t be any breaks during the process. Having a peaceful lunch break or a moment to look out of window during the day is perfectly acceptable. You are allowed to read a book…

Practically anyone can work as a journalist. I started my career in a local radio station, where I made a programs side by side with a plumber. I was a student of educational studies, and about to start my communication studies next year.

For me, university studies and specially journalism…

Minna Kilpeläinen

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