Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Tow Center for Digital Journalism

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Report

14 Sep 2017

The increasing presence of artificial intelligence and automated technology is changing journalism. While the term artificial intelligence dates back to the 1950s, and has since acquired several meanings, there is a general consensus around the nature of AI as the theory and development of...

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Commentary

Article

11 Nov 2016

In this article, Emily Bell, the director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School discusses the need for Facebook to take greater responsibility for its media publishing policies.

Critics have accused Facebook of creating echo chambers and disseminating...

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Research report

4 Nov 2016

Coverage of any breaking news event today often includes footage captured by eyewitnesses and uploaded to the social web. This has changed how journalists and news organizations not only report and produce news, but also how they engage with sources and audiences. In addition to social media...

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Research report

2 Sep 2016

This paper seeks to describe this developing situation in the context of changes in the very nature of journalism and news. It identifies trends, problems, and best practices for more constructive journalism about terror. In the first section, the paper will look at the problems facing...

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Blog post

26 Jul 2016

In this blog post, Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde discusses her experience interviewing political journalists for her ongoing Tow Fellow research project "Beyond 140 characters", which examines how, why, and under what circumstances political journalists engage with Twitter.

Pursuing a...

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Blog post

29 Mar 2016

In 2009, The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi wrote a feature for the American Journalism Review on what he called the "Twitter Explosion". He questioned the micro-blogging platform as the “world’s most overhyped technology” and “latest media obsession” and set out to argue for its value as a...

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Guide

30 Jan 2016

In recent years, the use of algorithms to automatically generate news from structured data has shaken up the journalism industry—most especially since the Associated Press, one of the world’s largest and most well-established news organizations, has started to automate the production of its...

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