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Computer program that generates prep stories via phone

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Jersey_Guy, May 24, 2007.

  1. Jersey_Guy

    Jersey_Guy Active Member

    I remember hearing about this at some point in the last couple of years, but went looking for info today and couldn't find any. If anyone is familiar with the system or has a link to some information, it would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    I remember reading somewhere (this board? a predecessor version?) that a newspaper in the South, I believe, came up with a system whereby facts, names and stats could be typed into a program and a graf or two could be generated for a roundup. That's all I remember.
  3. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    There's a joke here somewhere. Mad lib journalism. Great stuff.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Same here. But it was a while back, maybe 2001 or so.
  5. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    From what I recall, the program was more trouble than what it was worth.
    Someone still had to go back, check everything and do rewrites since the program would spit out gooblygook.
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