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What's next for automated transcription?

We talked to Trint founder Jeff Kofman about where they’re at two years after winning Startups for News 2016 with their nifty automated transcription tool for journalists.

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WhatsApp me the news

Audiences are moving towards private messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, to read and talk about the news. We talked to Ritu Kapur, founder and CEO of The Quint; Sohini Guharoy, the Quint’s head of audience engagement & social media; and Hannah Schwär from Axel Springer, to find out how WhatsApp is being used for news distribution in India and Germany.

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Covering the World Cup 2018 with AI and automation

Fox Sports, The Times, and Le Figaro have tapped into AI, voice AI, and automation for their World Cup reporting.

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Hi Alexa, is the monetisation conversation moot?

Voice assistants are still young and a bit awkward. Content experiences on them aren’t always great and it seems that news organisations, marketers, and the general public haven’t quite figured them out just yet.

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Behind the scenes of a murder investigation that mobilised 230 journalists all over Brazil

We talked to Thiago Reis, data journalist at G1 — the digital news component of the biggest Brazilian media group Globo — and coordinator of Monitor da Violência, about their project investigating murders in Brazil. Monitor da Violência won the public choice award at the Data Journalism Awards 2018.

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How can design processes help your newsroom?

Heather Chaplin, founding director of Journalism + Design at The New School, was talking about the importance of listening to the audience way before it became a gimmick. We had a chat with her about using design processes for journalism, the danger of ‘adversarial design’, and not freaking out when you don’t know where you’re going.

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HuffPo SA: 'SA's White Squatter Camps' – How Google's Easily Skewed Results Spread Misinformation

The search giant's algorithm increasingly runs our lives, yet it appears it can be manipulated by sites peddling racism or false information...

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CJR: Podcast: Platforms and publishers

On this week’s episode, Pete Vernon sat down with Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia, to better understand what Facebook and other platforms are up to. Emily recently presented at the Global Editors Network Summit in Portugal, speaking to world leaders in digital publishing about the Tow Center’s research.

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Corriere della Serra: Margaret Sullivan: «Con i populisti al potere la verità è sotto attacco»

(In Italian) L'intervista alla media columnist del Washington Post ed ex public editor del New York Times sul rapporto fra politica e giornali e sul futuro dell'informazione, a margine del Gen Summit di Lisbona.

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Snapshot of the Reuters Institute Digital News Report

The annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report is released today. We talked to Nic Newman, research associate at the Reuters Institute, about people migrating from platforms to messaging apps, the potentially negative impact of media literacy on trust, and why donations are a growing reader trend.

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