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Facebook News Tests Human Sourcing

Facebook cStarting today, Facebook News is testing the use of “seasoned journalists” instead of algorithms to pick news stories that will appear on users news feeds. Right now, only a subset of mobile app users are seeing these stories, according to …

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

AI Journalism at The Washington Post

A Wired story explains how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used at The Washington Post to write mundane, data heavy stories. At this point, journalist at the newspaper see it as helpful, allowing them to address the more mundane aspect …

Top Business Quotes of 2016

Reporters love a good quote, but most executives in business don’t want to say anything controversial – for good reason! Here are the top ten business quotes of 2016 as selected by The New Yorker. Most are not flattering …

News Media Doesn’t Reflect U.S. Diversity

This story from BillMoyers.com explains how today’s news media and their newsrooms don’t come close to reflecting America’s diversity. It uses a photo from an MSNBC ad about their journalist who cover the presidential campaign to make the article’s point …