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Articles tagged algorithms (36)

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“Let’s have a computer do what a computer’s good at, and let’s have a human do what a human’s good at.”
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From digital security to metrics, algorithms to wearables, here’s some of what a bunch of journalists and technologists were thinking about at their recent Helsinki conference.
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Using geotagged Instagram data, CityBeat tries — often unsuccessfully or belatedly — to find breaking news.
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The New York Times story changes its text depending on where you’re reading it: “It’s a fine line between a smarter default and being creepy.”
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Tweaks to the News Feed algorithm that push back against satire and hoaxes suggest that Facebook wants better content — but is pushing responsibility on its users.
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Some historical collections are aiming to enable serendipitous content discovery, peering beyond the current limitations of search to capture happy accidents.
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“We’re always navigating information and culture by way of these mechanisms, and every mechanism has a built in notion of what it’s trying to accomplish.”
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Plus: Debating Twitter’s publicness and the ethics of quoting tweets, robot journalists, and the rest of the week’s news about journalism and the web.
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Out of many, NPR One: The app that wants to be the “Netflix of listening” gets more local
A big update moves NPR One yet another step in the direction of becoming a one-stop shop for all audio content, from local newscasts to podcasts outside the NPR world.
0Need to find, keep, and maximize talent today? Look to an old-school example, Gene Roberts
“Virtually every hire should be part of a long-range master plan of journalistic excellence.”
0The New York Times and WBUR are bringing ‘Modern Love’ essays to life with sounds and celebrity reads
“We’re trying to touch people just through sound, in a really profound way.”
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