From hidden connections in big data to bots spreading fake news, journalism is both enhanced and challenged by algorithms, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI). In this talk I'll elaborate two central themes from Automating the News: (1) how editorial values are embedded and designed into automation technologies for journalism, and (2) how journalistic practices are evolving as algorithms are blended into editorial workflows. I will then offer a set of provocations for future research, education, and the design of algorithms, automation, and AI technology to support robust and sustainable journalism.
Friday, February 7 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Reynolds Journalism Institute, Palmer Room