Tag: robot journalism

by Tom Kent

This post originally appeared on Medium. News organizations are experimenting increasingly with robot journalism, using computer programs to transform data into news stories, or news stories into multimedia presentations. Most uses of robot journalism have been for fairly formulaic situations — company earnings reports, stock market summaries, earthquake alerts and youth sports stories. But inevitably, […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. AP will use robots to write some business stories (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Google Glass to be banned from all UK cinemas (Adam Sherwin / The Independent) 3. After Supreme Court ruling, Aereo’s rivals in TV streaming seize opening (Emily Steel / New York Times) 4. Facebook emotion study breached ethical guidelines, researchers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The anatomy of a robot journalist (Nick Diakopoulos / Tow Center for Digital Journalism) 2.  How journalism schools are trying to connect classrooms to newsrooms (Jon Marcus / Nieman Reports) 3. Meet Deca, the latest journalism cooperative (Nicole Levy / Capital New York) 4. #WorldCup: How 8 news orgs will tackle the world’s biggest […] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, when a 4.4-magnitude earthquake hit L.A., the L.A. Times’ Ken Schwencke was the first to break the story. But, the actual author of the post wasn’t Schwencke — it was Quakebot, an algorithm he created about two years ago. The article was no masterpiece, but it clearly conveyed the essential information such as […] more »