Posted in Academic papers AI in the newsroom

Generating Location-Based News Leads for National Politics Reporting | Diakopoulos et al

Leads for U.S. political coverage are surfaced by algorithms in another development from the emerging field of computational news discovery. The lead author of this paper describing the project is Nick Diakopoulos, a professor at Northwestern University and author of…

READ MORE
Posted in AI in the newsroom

Quartz will use crowds and machines for ‘open investigations’

‘This is an open investigation, and we need your help monitoring the campaigns, companies, governments, and other actors involved’ Kevin Delaney, Quartz EIC Quartz will gather tips and examples from the public for a new investigative series and use machine…

READ MORE
Posted in AI in the newsroom

AI Takes Center Court at U.S. Open | WALL STREET JOURNAL

‘Watson has been trained to recognize acoustic inputs—the cheers of a crowd, the sound of sneakers on a court, the impact of a ball on a racket—to determine which moments are likely to be exciting and worthy of a highlights…

READ MORE
Posted in AI in the newsroom

Good human reporting together with clever automation”: Using AI to revive local news | WHAT’S NEW IN PUBLISHING

‘…these are the types of stories that may never have even been unearthed, let alone told, had the AI not been in play.’ The editor-in-chief at the Press Association (PA), Pete Clifton, describes how its AI start-up, RADAR, is expanding…

READ MORE
Posted in AI in the newsroom

The Rise of the Robot Reporter | NYT

‘As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is on the rise.’ THE NEW YORK TIMES reports on uses of algorithms for news production, giving several…

READ MORE
Posted in AI in the newsroom Video

Journalism In The Age Of AI | DLD 2019

Runs 23:31 Talk by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg, at the Digital, Life, Design Conference in Munich. January 2019 | Munich

READ MORE
Posted in AI in the newsroom Op-Eds

John Naughton: ‘no more “soft” coverage of artificial intelligence’ | THE GUARDIAN

‘This research reveals why so many people seem oblivious to, or complacent about, the challenges that AI technology poses to fundamental rights and the rule of law.’ IN THE GUARDIAN John Naughton flags shortcomings in media coverage when industry is…

READ MORE
Posted in AI in the newsroom Reports | White papers

An Industry-Led Debate: How UK Media Cover Artificial Intelligence | 2018

While media should explore in detail the promise and pitfalls of AI, they would be well served to treat it less as a world-shaking revolution and more as a set of technologies in the process of being designed, a set…

READ MORE
Posted in AI in the newsroom Video

The Electome: Where political journalism meets artificial intelligence | MIT MEDIA LAB

Runs 6:44 Report about using machine learning/neural network algorithms to analyze all comments on Twitter during the 2016 US election. January 2017  

READ MORE