Will robots soon replace human reporting?

    “Newsbots will contribute more than 90 percent of written articles within 15 years”, Kristian Hammond, CTO and cofounder of Narrative Science. From Associated Press and NPR to the LA Times and the Washington Post, automated reporting with news-writing bots has seen a stark rise in the past year. Those news-writing bots require high-quality data and the algorithms[…]

Stanford report examines fake news in the 2016 US election

Fake news has less impact than previously thought according to a report by economists Hunt Allcott of New York University and Matthew Gentzkow of Stanford, on “Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election“. Evidence shows that: 62 percent of US adults get news on social media according to a Pew study fake news[…]

Media coverage of the US presidential debates

With the US presidential election less than three weeks away we want to look at how media has covered the debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. This election has brought social media to the center of political coverage. The first debate on September 26th this year was the most tweeted debate ever, topping the previous[…]

News bots – Messaging is the new medium

For the news industry, the old saying “the medium is the message” has transformed in “messaging is the new medium”. With an overwhelmed audience by the multitude of apps and notifications, newsrooms around the world are realizing that the new places to reach the readers are the messaging apps. The more forward-thinking newsrooms understand that[…]

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