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Computers taking away reporters jobs

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by EStreetJoe, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'll take "ideas from 1991" for $200, Alex.
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  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    They cover minor league baseball?
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  4. wheels89

    wheels89 Member

    AP wasn't doing briefs on Minor League Baseball games until this. If it was for Major League Baseball games, then it would be taking away people's jobs.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Yes. AP is just experimenting with taking away people's jobs. To
  6. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    This idea has been around for at least a decade. It's hardly anything new and the crap these automated writing simulators produce is horrible. I guess it will eventually evolve like most things do but I don't see anyone losing their job over this anytime soon. Lame.
  7. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    They've started rolling these out. Pretty basic 150-200 word briefs that might work if you want a brief or a capsule, but I think you could still take five minutes with the box score and schedule and write something better. Looking through a few of these, there's some that are fine and some that are not fine.
    There's also some stuff they'll have to fix in the software, like not abbreviating Colorado when it's the name of the team.

  8. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    A Will Middlebrooks sighting in a dark journo thread! My day is brightened.
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  9. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    If only there were a corresponding Jenny Dell sighting.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Col. Springs? Would you ever abbreviatew it like that?
  11. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Automated headline: Non-local team wins game
  12. fossywriter8

    fossywriter8 Well-Known Member

    Subhead: Local team tries hard
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