THE TOW CENTRE FOR DIGITAL JOURNALISM considers the landscape for automated journalism in 2016. Most of the concepts and implications remain pertinent.
- Issues of accountability and transparency persist.
- Audience impacts arising from increased volume and more personalization are unknowns.
- Consumers are showing tendencies to rate algorithmic news as more credible while less interesting to read.
- Algorithms in a watchdog role is an area of uncertainty.
- How algorithms generate news
- Three case studies (crime reporting, earthquake alerts, company earnings reports)
- Key questions and implications for journalists, consumers, news organizations, society
- Andreas Graefe, research fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and at the Department of Communication Science and Media Research at LMU Munich, Germany.