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To Free Themselves From Lies, Journalists are Using New Tools and Techniques to Check Facts | EDITOR & PUBLISHER

‘Today, reporters, as well as editors and the production staff, now must work faster than ever but getting the story…

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Actually, it’s about Ethics, AI, and Journalism: Reporting on and with Computation and Data | TOW REPORTS

‘…journalists need to continue to develop their technical skills to become better tool makers rather than tool users. It is…

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What should newsrooms do about deepfakes? These three things, for starters | NEIMAN LAB

‘Whether or not opinion columnists’ direst predictions come to fruition, it seems almost inevitable that newsrooms operating in a world…

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Researchers identify seven types of fake news, aiding better detection | PHYS ORG

‘False news tends to be less grammatical and less factual, with greater reliance on emotionally charged claims, misleading headlines and…

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AI Coverage Best Practices, According to AI Researchers | SKYNET TODAY

‘…we are both invested and sensitive to how AI is portrayed in the media. In this article, we suggest a…

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AI-powered journalism: A time-saver or an accident waiting to happen? | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

‘automated journalism is only as reliable as the information that has been plugged into it to during its development and…

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An ethical checklist for robot journalism

by Tom Kent Feb 24, 2015 Updated October 2019   It’s routine now for news organizations to use artificial intelligence…

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How the Wall Street Journal is using deep learning to inform content strategy | MEDIUM

‘While traditional analytics dashboards give newsrooms insights about recent performance, this project strengthens the “long-term memory of the newsroom”…. Editors…

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Robots in the newsroom: The good, the bad and the (un)ethical | SOURCEFABRIC

‘It’s a neutral piece of technology that can be adapted for almost anything.’ Thomas Kent Thomas Kent is a pioneer…

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Predictive AI helps Foxtel drive double-digit growth: Insights for publishers | WNIP

Predicting when a cricket wicket would drop five minutes before it happened helped Foxtel reinvent live sports coverage in Australia….

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How the Canadian Press is Using Bots to Build The Future of Election Coverage | J-SOURCE

Canadian journalists covering the coming federal election will have background data on command with a new automated system by the…

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How Computation is Changing Journalism | CACM

‘In the hybridization of workflows, more often than not AI technologies actually create new types of work related to things…

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Keynote session with John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 32:19 Talk by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg, at the 2019 Global Editors Summit in Athens. He sees AI…

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Automation in the Newsroom: Productivity, Production and Personalisation | GEN SUMMIT 2019

Runs 41:07 A panel discussion at the GEN SUMMIT 2019 about automated systems used in three newsrooms. Moderated by Trint…

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Automation of News & Journalism | MACHINES + MEDIA 2019

Runs 15:16 A panel session at the Machines and Media 2019 conference in New York. Moderated by Chris Collins, Senior…

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Jeff Kofman on how AI can empower newsrooms | GLOBAL EDITORS NETWORK

‘I think it allows newsrooms to do things that it couldn’t otherwise do, or that it wasn’t interested in doing.’ …

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The bots among us: Artificial intelligence and automation are hard at work in the media business | DIGITAL CONTENT NEXT

‘News media professionals worry about human obsolescence in the face of such quickly accelerating automation. Yet many believe those concerns…

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Bad news, journalists: Robots are writing really good headlines now | TNW

‘Primer, an AI company, recently built a tool capable of writing headlines that look like those a human would produce.‘…

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Facial recognition, subtitling automation and datasets: how Sky News uses AI to unburden journalists | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

‘…automated tools are more commonplace than we might think and they can make a massive difference to a journalist’s workflow’…

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Drowning in Research Reading? AI Could Help | INSIDE HIGHER ED

‘(It) could potentially be used by journalists to help communicate complex research to the public, though the authors say they…

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These fact-checkers won $2 million to implement AI in their newsrooms | POYNTER

‘The Google.org grant is among the largest single payouts for using AI to improve fact-checking — a sign that foundations…

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RADAR signs its first paying subscribers for stories jointly written by journalists and AI | PRESS ASSOCIATION

‘The UK news service pioneering the use of artificial intelligence to help journalists scale up the production of local news…

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Newsroom technology and the future of journalism | IJF 2019

Runs 47:50 A talk by Chris Collins, senior executive editor, breaking news, for Bloomberg, about uses and influences of AI…

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What happens when bots become editors? | JOURNALISM.CO.UK

‘Our strategy today is to build loyalty; we’re not interested in anonymous clicks and traffic. We use data points to…

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Stories by numbers: How BBC News is experimenting with semi-automated journalism | BBC NEWS LABS

BBC NEWS LABS pointedly refers to its data-driven news system as ‘semi-automated journalism,’ presumably because it keeps human journalists in…

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The Bright Future of News Automation | Linden

Carl-Gustav Linden says images of robots at keyboards don’t depict the real story of automated journalism. Current developments are simply…

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Will artificial intelligence control the news? One Italian company hopes so | SBS ITALIAN

“Instead of giving readers the news, we understand through an algorithm what readers want to know and read… Then we…

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Forbes is building more AI tools for its reporters | DIGIDAY

‘Forbes is investing in tools to make its newsroom more bionic.’ DIGIDAY reports that Forbes is rolling out its autoCMS…

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Forbes is building more AI tools for its reporters | DIGIDAY UK

‘Forbes is investing in tools to make its newsroom more bionic.’ A new CMS called Bertie is making suggestions for…

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A Look at Toutiao: China’s Artificial Intelligence News Platform | MEDIUM

‘Translated as ‘headline’, Toutiao is the core product of Beijing ByteDance Technology Co with an average 120 million daily user.’ 1.3…

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