Robot Journalism Ethical Checklist

Robot journalism ethical checklist: As more media organizations deploy artificial intelligence, writes Tom Kent, “we need to keep a focus on the ethics and quality of robot news writing.”

Kent’s checklist touches on the accuracy of underlying data, automation producing thousands of erroneous stories and pitfalls, like defending a robot-written story.

 

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Shaping Word Usage

Shaping word usage: National Association of Black Journalists asked the Associated Press to revise its stylebook on using the word “boy.”

“This wasn’t the first time Stylebook editors had acted on recommendations from marginalized groups,” writes Natalie Yahr.

 

Engaging With Readers

Engaging with readers: Mark Jacob explores forgotten ways to build relationships with readers and putting the users first.

“For local media companies, it’s about re-learning something that they used to do before they changed their model when they went to digital,” like serving their community and building relationships with readers and businesses in their community, says an online news consultant.

 

The Emergence of Transparency

The emergence of transparency: Transparency became a new guiding principle in media ethics, touching off a debate over whether it should replace acting independently.

From the Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists archives.

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Town Loses Its Heartbeat, Its Newspaper

Town loses its heartbeat, its newspaper: One man tries to fill the void from the loss of the Daily Guide by posting on Facebook, write David Bauder and David A. Lieb.

The loss reflects the impact repeated in more than 1,400- other cities and towns across the U.S. to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years.