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Polls Hold Too Much Sway for Reporters

SurvyclipartAs the next presidential election inches nearer, there’s some talk among journalists about relying less on polls … it’s the subject of this piece in the Washington Post.…

Best Fake News Hounds, AI or Journalists?

Hound sniffAre trained journalists or is Artificial Intelligence best at determining fake news? Essentially, the question comes down to reliance on people either way: those who program AI or journalists who write news to determine the fact. Adweek reports that a …

Robots Writing News v. Journalists Writing

RobotOur headline is a little misleading. It’s not robots writing news that is taking place, but software algorithms that are being used to write news, also known as automated content. The College of Journalism and Communications at the University of

Behind the Univision Layoffs

Strife Among Univision Brass Precedes CutsShouting

Univision is still the nation’s largest Spanish-language media outlet, but its audience has dropped sharply in recent year and competitors are nipping at its heels. This week its new CEO announced it is laying …

NYT Profiles its Cybersecurity Chief

Behind the Scenes with NYT Cybersecurity Leader

securityWith cybersecurity an increasing concern for journalists, the New York Times recently profiled its chief in that arena. A fan of the encrypted messaging app Signal, Runa Sandvik worked on the publication’s confidential …

It’s About Journalism

CJR on Journalism Impact of Daily News Cuts

Don’t worry about the journalists  — worry about journalism and by extension, about democracy.  That’s the take by the Columbia HatchettwoJournalism Review on the layoff of half the New York Daily News’ …

BuzzFeed Site Shows Journalism Heft

BuzzFeed Spotlights its Commitment to Reporting

NewsjpgA development in the ever-changing world of journalism: BuzzFeed has set up a separate site for its news stories. According to TechCrunch, the organization wants to make it clearer that it does in-depth …

Artificial Intelligence as a Journalism Tool

Artificial Intelligence: Can it help reporters?AI

Could artificial intelligence handle certain interviewing tasks for journalists? The author of this piece in the Columbia Journalism Review thinks its possible. One potential area is data collection, he says. However, the idea is …

Censorship in School Newspapers

bannedSome Teen Journalists Encounter Censorship

Sensitive subjects — from investigations into personnel matters to relationships — are provoking anger and censorship for some school newspapers, according to the New York Times.  Its story notes that a 1988 Supreme Court …

Facebook Brings News Powerhouses Aboard

Facebook Pays for News Content

newsiconABC, Anderson Cooper, Shepard Smith, Jorge Ramos and more: News powerhouses are coming aboard Facebook’s Watch, its section of proprietary video content. As TechCrunch points out, what’s especially notable is that the social media giant …