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How AI can benefit resource-challenged newsrooms: WAN-IFRA report

What's New in Publishing 11 Oct 2019 10:36

From creating news stories automatically to optimizing content delivery, an increasing number of newsrooms are making use of AI to automate and augment their reporting and other newsroom processes.

This is making workflows more efficient, speeding up time-consuming tasks, and increasing the breadth of their coverage.

A new report, “AI in the Newsroom“, has been published by the World Editors Forum, the network for editors within WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. Through case studies and interviews with individuals at the forefront of AI, the report offers an in-depth look at how artificial intelligence is impacting and transforming the news creation process.

Through investigations such as the Panama Papers, we have seen the power of AI and what it can do for journalism. Projects on that scale require vast resources and collective effort. Many small newsrooms looking for tech solutions to solve resource issues or tailor their products don’t know where to start. We hope the examples in this report give them inspiration.

3. Journalists are unlikely to be replaced by AI

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