Tag: robot journalism

by Meagan Doll

Algorithm journalism is now available for everyone. A beta version of Wordsmith, a program that creates journalism from data, was made available by Automated Insights on its website in October, the company announced. But one of the world’s largest news organizations already uses the software to automatically generate some stories – and its standards editor said the […] more »

by James Kotecki

The following opinion piece is a guest post and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of this publication. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. As the Head of Communications at Automated Insights, the company whose “robot writer” turns raw data into human-sounding prose, a big part of my job is reassuring journalists that we’re […] more »

by Andrew DeVigal

OPB’s John Sepulvado recently interviewed me for a story on robo-journalism. The piece led with The Upshot’s “Best and Worst Places to Grow Up,” a dynamically written story which I also wrote about a couple of days of before. In both, I shared my excitement about how technology is evolving as a tool to help […] more »

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 »