Algorithms for journalism : The future of news work

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Linden , T C-G 2017 , ' Algorithms for journalism : The future of news work ' , The Journal of Media Innovations , vol. 4 , no. 1 , pp. 60-76 . https://doi.org/10.5617/jmi.v4i1.2420

Titel: Algorithms for journalism : The future of news work
Författare: Linden, Tommy Carl-Gustav
Upphovmannens organisation: Swedish School of Social Science Subunit
Journalism and Communication
Datum: 2017
Språk: eng
Sidantal: 17
Tillhör serie: The Journal of Media Innovations
ISSN: 1894-5562
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5617/jmi.v4i1.2420
Permanenta länken (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232495
Abstrakt: Software-generated news, sometimes called “robot journalism,” has recently given rise to concerns that the automation of news will make journalists redundant. These arguments follow a deterministic line of thinking. Algorithms choose information for users but are also the construct of social process and practice. The aim of this essay is to explore “the algorithmic turn” (Napoli, 2014a) in news production. Based on case studies from three separate news outlets it is found that the impact of automated news is, first, increased efficiency and job satisfaction with automation of monotonous and error-prone routine tasks; second, automation of journalism routine tasks resulting in losses of journalist jobs; and third, new forms of work that require computational thinking
Subject: 518 Media and communications
news automation
journalism
Algorithms
Referentgranskad: Ja
Användningsbegränsning: openAccess
Parallelpublicerad version: publishedVersion


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