“It’s extremely valuable for us that reporters get notifications through the robot alert channel in Slack.”

Aftonbladet managing editor Michael Poromaa

An AI system scanning 20 sources a second helps a Swedish publisher be first with local alerts on the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Called Corona Watch, the automated tool scans all regional healthcare sites and issues alerts when warranted and aggregates all results in one place.

Journalism.co.uk reports Corona Watch generated 158 alerts during its first week, 5-12 March, 2020.


Swedish Aftonbladet uses automation to outpace competitors with its covid-19 news coverage
JOURNALISM.CO.UK | 17 March 2020 | by Marcela Kunova