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The Resource Automating the news : how algorithms are rewriting the media, Nicholas Diakopoulos

Automating the news : how algorithms are rewriting the media, Nicholas Diakopoulos

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Automating the news : how algorithms are rewriting the media
Title
Automating the news
Title remainder
how algorithms are rewriting the media
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Diakopoulos
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Amid the push for self-driving cars and the roboticization of industrial economies, automation has proven one of the biggest news stories of our time. Yet the wide-scale automation of the news itself has largely escaped attention. In this lively exposé of that rapidly shifting terrain, Nicholas Diakopoulos focuses on the people who tell the stories--increasingly with the help of computer algorithms that are fundamentally changing the creation, dissemination, and reception of the news. Diakopoulos reveals how machine learning and data mining have transformed investigative journalism. Newsbots converse with social media audiences, distributing stories and receiving feedback. Online media has become a platform for A/B testing of content, helping journalists to better understand what moves audiences. Algorithms can even draft certain kinds of stories. These techniques enable media organizations to take advantage of experiments and economies of scale, enhancing the sustainability of the fourth estate. But they also place pressure on editorial decision-making, because they allow journalists to produce more stories, sometimes better ones, but rarely both. Automating the News responds to hype and fears surrounding journalistic algorithms by exploring the human influence embedded in automation. Though the effects of automation are deep, Diakopoulos shows that journalists are at little risk of being displaced. With algorithms at their fingertips, they may work differently and tell different stories than they otherwise would, but their values remain the driving force behind the news. The human-algorithm hybrid thus emerges as the latest embodiment of an age-old tension between commercial imperatives and journalistic principles.--
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Diakopoulos, Nicholas
Dewey number
070.4/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Journalism
  • Online journalism
  • Digital media
  • Algorithms
  • Multimedia data mining
Label
Automating the news : how algorithms are rewriting the media, Nicholas Diakopoulos
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The era of new algorithms -- Hybridization: combining algorithms, automation, and people in news work -- Journalistic data mining -- Automated content production -- News bots: agents of information -- Digital paperboys: algorithms in news distribution -- Algorithmic accountability reporting -- Conclusion: The future of algorithmic news media
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on1099525173
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674239302
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1099525173
Label
Automating the news : how algorithms are rewriting the media, Nicholas Diakopoulos
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The era of new algorithms -- Hybridization: combining algorithms, automation, and people in news work -- Journalistic data mining -- Automated content production -- News bots: agents of information -- Digital paperboys: algorithms in news distribution -- Algorithmic accountability reporting -- Conclusion: The future of algorithmic news media
Control code
on1099525173
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674239302
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1099525173

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