Category Archives: Journalism

Who Better Hammers Out The Story? Human or Machine?

Stacy Stanek Smith of NPR recently wrote a short account of a contest between a seasoned NPR correspondent and Wordsmith, the robot journalist created by Automatic Insights. The rules for the race: Both contenders waited for Denny’s, the diner company, … Continue reading

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Livestream: “Cover Sandy Live” Ad

I received an email from Livestream yesterday encouraging me to “Cover Sandy live using our Android or iPhone app.” I guess I should be happy that they weren’t able to tell I don’t live anywhere near the Sandy strike zone. … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon At The Museum: Three Original Views Of America

A few weeks ago, I wrote about The Other America, an exhibition at L’Elysee, a photography museum in Lausanne. Today is the last day of the exhibition, and I managed to take a few hours out of my schedule yesterday … Continue reading

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The Other America

I was startled to see this poster on my way to the store this morning, almost as if images of my recent thoughtful preoccupations were being projected onto the billboards in the streets.

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Can eBooks Save Newspapers?

Several high-profile news publications have recently released eBooks with new, exclusive and repurposed content. In PBS’ MediaShift Ideas Lab, Dan Pacheco explains Why News Organizations Should Follow HuffPost’s Lead And Try E-Books: So here’s a crazy idea for you news … Continue reading

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