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Newsweek is making generative AI a fixture in its newsroom
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July 1, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Zynga’s big IPO, London Times paywall success, a smartphone majority

WNYC’s @onthemedia did a Q&A with Kirby Ferguson, the @remixeverything guy »

From Issue 3 of @NiemanReports, 1947: How a Salt Lake City reporter used carrier pigeons to get a scoop »

Citizen science and open-source hardware are a glimpse into “networked accountability” »

Nielsen: For the first time, most cellphone purchases are smartphones »

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PSA: There are 9 job openings at in and around Seattle #jobs »

Zynga filed for an IPO to raise $1 billion; surely someone can come up with a Farmville for news? »

No tears: Glenn Beck says “Good-bye, America,” and @brianstelter live-blogged it »

The Times of London says digital-only subs topped 100k, roughly a fifth of its print circulation »

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Newsweek is making generative AI a fixture in its newsroom
The legacy publication is leaning on AI for video production, a new breaking news team, and first drafts of some stories.
Rumble Strip creator Erica Heilman on making independent audio and asking people about class
“I only make unimportant things now, but it’s all the unimportant things that really make up our lives.”
PressPad, an attempt to bring some class diversity to posh British journalism, is shutting down
“While there is even more need for this intervention than when we began the project, the initiative needs more resources than the current team can provide.”