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Automation promises increased efficiency, engagement for newsrooms

Automation promises increased efficiency, engagement for newsrooms

Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute | August 10, 2017

Jeremy Gilbert, director of strategic initiatives at The Washington Post, says computer automation could increase a newsroom’s capabilities in three important ways: analyzing vast amounts of data, putting information into digestible forms, and tailoring the end result for each individual user. We dive into the details and find out how the Post has experimented already.

Reporting by Kexin Sun, Rachel Wise and Jessica King.

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