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AI and the Newsroom

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Introduction

The days of editorial staff focusing only on the news of the day are long gone. Among the responsibilities the newsroom has embraced is using Artificial Intelligence as a natural and necessary partner to journalism. Throughout the world, AI is helping journalists and editors share more content, share content more quickly, personalise content, and create new content products. Just outside the newsroom, AI is growing digital subscriptions, digital advertising, and the business of journalism. Thomas Sundgren of United Robots lays the groundwork nicely for the topic: "AI and automation should be a driver for journalism, not the end goal itself."

Dawn McMullan

— Dawn McMullan, INMA

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How newsrooms can leverage automation

In a members-only Webinar, United Robots discusses the future of automated content like natural language generation, robot texts, and automated quality content based on structured data. Here’s how The Washington Post and The Guardian are doing it.

04 March 2020

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Building a front page-algorithm to support journalistic mission, business goals

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18 March 2019

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Artificial Intelligence and the news: Learning from London Evening Standard

A Webinar with the London Evening Standard delves into how Artificial Intelligence can be commercialised, as well as the possible applications and challenges for the news media industry.

05 February 2020

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Sports robots interview coaches via text, help small newsrooms

United Robots’ Sports robot allows publishers to expand and improve their sports coverage without reallocating resources.

18 August 2020

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Newsroom automation moves ahead of schedule in 2020

Gota Media invested in newsroom automation as a way to give subscribers more value for local journalism, while EverySport Media Group increased its coverage with automation.

20 December 2020

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Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction

By mid-February, it was clear that the novel coronavirus would be a massive, global story. At CNN, we began discussions about how we could best serve ...

01 March 2020

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Jagran New Media uses personalised content recommendation to increase user engagement

Jagran New Media shares how it developed a content personalisation engine that serves the content a reader wants at a particular time of day, driving user engagement up five times.

01 July 2020

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Ringier Axel Springer increases user engagement with focus on automation

A Webinar for INMA members looked at the automation and personalisation journey at Onet, one of Ringier Axel Springer’s news publishers, diving into six key learnings.

02 September 2020

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Bergens Tidende uses AI to reveal newsroom biases, diversify coverage

The Bergens Tidende team believes Artificial Intelligence has the potential to help prevent filter bubbles, contribute to sustainable financing of media operations, and increase diversity in news representation — especially among women.

09 August 2020

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How BBC is reinventing news for voice platforms

With the dramatic rise in the use of voice assistants, news companies need to consider their possibility for the future. Here is a look at how the BBC is already developing its voice-driven news platform.

22 June 2020

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Collaborative project uses AI to examine gender bias in media

Eight news media organisations joined together to form the collaborative AIJO (AI in JOurnalism) project, which takes a closer look at gender bias in news publications from a global perspective.

27 December 2020

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How Helsingin Sanomat automated its COVID-19 updates

Latoja, or Typesetter, is able to get COVID-19 infection rates before human reporters can simply because it checks the data every minute. Here’s how Helsingin Sanomat’s robot writer is working with humans to provide the most up-to-date coverage available.

25 May 2020

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FAZ Appetizer uses AI to serve up personalised news feeds, increasing engagement

The FAZ Appetizer uses machine learning to identify readers’ preferences in just two sessions. The app is increasing digital engagement overall while also driving more users to the premium subscription model.

10 January 2021

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Rede Bahia connects with young talent through its Correio of the Future Award

The Correio of the Future Award reached more than 400 students and drew participants from seven universities in Brazil.

05 January 2021

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Aftonbladet uses automated content to quickly build local coverage

Robots can not replace reporters in engaging with local communities, but they can provide the foundation to support local growth like they did in the Aftonbladet newsroom.

28 October 2020

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How BBC is creating voice-first news to meet audience needs

The BBC led INMA members through a Webinar discussing the company's journey into experimenting with voice technology to reach more audiences.

30 September 2020

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What constitutes ethical data mining in the age of “The Social Dilemma?”

The newly released documentary “The Social Dilemma” surfaces questions about data mining the news media industry needs to reckon with.

28 September 2020

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Why Handelsblatt pulled the plug on its robot journalism

Handelsblatt’s text robot reported on stock prices but didn’t understand the nuances of the market to report on action accurately. Here’s how the initiative fell apart.

28 September 2020

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Axel Springer's latest editorial data innovation: Automated SEO title generation

INMA Presentation File

17 September 2020

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Personal and personalised: How Onet is building tomorrow's media with technology

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17 September 2020

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USA Today gamifies social distancing with AR app

USA Today created its “Flatten the Curve” Augmented Reality experience to help users learn good social distancing practices.

14 September 2020

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Automating the editorial process

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02 September 2020

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Pragmatic approach to natural language generation delivers reliable robot journalism

Natural language generation born out of journalism focuses on language quality, variety, and reliability.

30 August 2020

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Times, Sunday Times decrease churn by 49% with digital butler

The Times and The Sunday Times used JAMES, a digital butler driven by Artificial Intelligence, to determine what stories readers were looking for.

11 June 2020

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Vishvas News shares 3 key ways media can break the chain of fake news

Vishvas News, the fact-checking arm of Jagran New Media, shared with INMA members how publishers can fact-check and combat fake news and misinformation by focusing on awareness, empowerment, and support.

26 May 2020

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6 publishers share how they follow audiences from platform to platform

The New York Times, Bonnier, Rede Gazeta, Globe and Mail, Alma Media, and Advance Local share with attendees at INMA’s Virtual World Congress how they are reaching audiences through their content — from print to texting to AI.

25 May 2020

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Machine learning and neural networks at Iltalehti

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22 May 2020

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Automated curation: Sophi

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22 May 2020

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Crisis highlights need for automated journalism

Journalists should be focused on writing high-quality stories, and robots can help efficiently generate many articles. Efficiency has always been important. The current health and economic crisis highlights that fact.

21 May 2020

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Dagbladet relies on breaking news to propel growth

Placing a greater focus on breaking news has helped increase Dagbladet’s pageviews and has lengthened the amount of time readers spend on a page. Here are three reasons the news media company has been successful with this initiative.

26 April 2020

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Mediahuis shares 7 effective strategies to personalise news

Staying relevant to readers is critical but challenging in today’s digital world. Here’s what Mediahuis learned about improving readers' experiences through personalisation.

12 April 2020

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Globe and Mail uses AI to direct readers to coronavirus coverage

The Globe and Mail used its AI system, Sophi, to identify what kind of coverage readers were looking for as COVID-19 outbreaks began in Canada.

24 March 2020

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All advertising is local: connecting with customers when it matters most

Amidst coronavirus social distancing suggestions and ordinances, small businesses are scrambling to adjust. Advertising partners can help get the message out as everything changes.

23 March 2020

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Newsroom automation/AI and how to leverage it

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04 March 2020

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Sophi Automation

Canada’s national newspaper has a secret: The Globe and Mail’s digital properties are powered by an artificial intelligence engine called Sophi that autonomously curates 95 per cent of our content. The result has been a dramatic improvement in our business.
 
Sophi understands how much a ...

01 March 2020

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Correio of the Future Award

The campaign had five main goals: Encourage the development of innovative journalistic products in our community; Attract technology talents for thinking about innovation in journalism; Combine expertises of journalism + technology + design efficiently; Tighten the relationship between ...

01 March 2020

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How we automated our Web site

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28 February 2020

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Artificial Intelligence and the news

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05 February 2020

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Mediahuis uses machine learning and brain patterns to predict customer behaviour

Using the psychology of how the human brain reacts to numbers, Mediahuis uses its reader data to create custom audiences for its advertisers.

30 January 2020

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Using machine learning for subscriber churn insights

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22 January 2020

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Introducing Cicero AI, Globe and Mail’s information mining tool

Cicero is an AI tool used at The Globe and Mail by investigative journalists to mine mountains of data. This is how it works.

08 January 2020

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Is it possible to predict revenue with A.I.?

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25 September 2019

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Lessons from using AI to increase engagement

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15 May 2019

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