Automating the News: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Media

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Harvard University Press, Jun 10, 2019 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
From hidden connections in big data to bots spreading fake news, journalism is increasingly computer-generated. Nicholas Diakopoulos explains the present and future of a world in which algorithms have changed how the news is created, disseminated, and received, and he shows why journalists—and their values—are at little risk of being replaced.
 

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Contents

The Era of News Algorithms
1
Combining Algorithms Automation and People in Newswork
13
2 Journalistic Data Mining
41
3 Automated Content Production
96
Agents of Information
145
Algorithms in News Distribution
177
6 Algorithmic Accountability Reporting
204
The Future of Algorithmic News Media
240
Notes
255
Acknowledgments
309
Index
311
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