The J Word 1.3: The Ins and Outs of AI in Global Newsrooms
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Automation, artificial intelligence, robot journalism. There are lots of ways to talk about journalist-computer relations today. In this episode, we delve into the discussion. David Caswell from the UK’s BBC who looks at AI in covering news there and from the US – including car chases in LA – appears along with Sadia Jamil based in the United Arab Emirates with her focus on Pakistani journalists turning to AI and automation in their reporting. Also with us is Shangyuan Wu from Singapore who talks about the future of journalism, starting with AI.

Articles featured in this episode:

Jamil, S. (2020). Artificial Intelligence and Journalistic Practice: The Crossroads of Obstacles and Opportunities for the Pakistani Journalists. Journalism Practice, 1-23.

Wu, S., Tandoc Jr, E. C., & Salmon, C. T. (2019). When journalism and automation intersect: Assessing the influence of the technological field on contemporary newsrooms. Journalism Practice, 13(10), 1238-1254.

Caswell, D., & Dörr, K. (2019). Automating Complex News Stories by Capturing News Events as Data. Journalism Practice, 13(8), 951-955.

Produced and hosted by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr.

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