Saturday, May 1, 2010

Journalism robots: Here right now?

This is an interesting story (with plenty of links) on the subject of automated journalism. Now we had a couple editors at the Flint Journal who tried to make all of us into their mind-numbed robots, but we resisted, but apparently there is actually a move on to make it so.

2 comments:

Benjamin said...

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2010/04/flushing_ad_pleas_with_board_t.html

Flushing AD pleas with board to keep his position; board will make final decision at future board meeting
By David Harris | Flint Journal
April 17, 2010, 8:00PM

Maybe a robot editor would know "pleads" is the verb and "pleas" is the plural noun...

Of course, this story is insane. 138K to the Flushing athletic director!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, Jim, I didn't notice that a friend ha signed on with Google Accounts on my computer the other day. The Flushing AD story and headline (non) edit was from me.

Dave Forsmark