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Plus: How journalists cover global infectious disease, how audiences think news organizations should improve trust, and “news minimalists and omnivores.”
Now, expanding beyond its home base in southern Africa, Oxpeckers has been developing new tools to cover the illegal wildlife trade.
“We’ve found that artificial Intelligence is smart, but it’s not yet smart enough to make final decisions or avoid the robotic repetition that is an unfortunate trait of, um, robots.”
“We were like, ‘It’s OK, you can have some silence.'”
Brian Anderson, Collator Operator at Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired in Cincinnati, operates their collator. This equipment collates pressed braille pages into a complete braille magazine. Photo Credit: Lauren Hall
“We are really trying to make strides as an organization toward accessibility but it was clear that if ever there were a reason to make a concerted effort to push the operation forward, it would be for this package.”
We found that while the (few) left-leaning sites prioritize statewide reporting, right-leaning sites are more focused on local reporting, indicating the potential for these sites to exacerbate polarization in local communities.