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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
Creator
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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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Diakopoulos, Nicholas
Dewey number
070.4/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4784.T34
LC item number
D53 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Online journalism
  • Digital media
  • Algorithms
  • Multimedia data mining
  • Algorithms
  • Digital media
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia data mining
  • Online journalism
Label
Automating the news : how algorithms are rewriting the media, Nicholas Diakopoulos
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The era of new algorithms -- Hybridization: combining algorithms, automation, and people in newswork -- Journalistic data mining -- Automated content production -- Newsbots: agents of information -- Digital paperboys: algorithms in news distribution -- Algorithmic accountability reporting -- Conclusion: The future of algorithmic news media
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780674976986
Lccn
2018046708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1059240593
  • (OCoLC)on1059240593
Label
Automating the news : how algorithms are rewriting the media, Nicholas Diakopoulos
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The era of new algorithms -- Hybridization: combining algorithms, automation, and people in newswork -- Journalistic data mining -- Automated content production -- Newsbots: agents of information -- Digital paperboys: algorithms in news distribution -- Algorithmic accountability reporting -- Conclusion: The future of algorithmic news media
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780674976986
Lccn
2018046708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1059240593
  • (OCoLC)on1059240593

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