Ethics and Quality

February 24, 2015 by  

In modern foreign news reporting a ‘fixer’ is becoming as essential to the journalistic process as a foreign correspondent. Without a fixer – a local person hired to help with logistics, contacts and translation – the correspondent may fail to access the people, places, events or new information required to produce news reports. Recent international studies have increasingly... read more

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 Università della Svizzera italiana

Ethics and Quality

February 11, 2015 by  

Automated Insights, a American technology company, recently announced that it is producing and publishing 3,000 earnings report articles per quarter for the Associated Press, all automatically generated from data. Narrative Science, another US software company, generates stories the same way, in finance, sports, web analytics and other domains. Anywhere there is clean and well-structured data an algorithm can now write straight news stories that in some cases are indistinguishable from... read more
Business Models

February 4, 2015 by  

Denmark’s media will remember 2014 for two events. The country’s very own hacking scandal and a documentary about a tabloid newspaper that showed just how difficult the change from the ‘paper’ journalism business model to the ‘online’ model is.  It is a story that echoed across all Danish media. In 2015, the economic survival of many... read more

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 Robert Bosch Stiftung

 Fondo Nazionale Svizzero per la Ricerca Scientifica

 Stiftung Presse-Haus NRZ