Artificial Intelligence

The Rise of the Robot Reporter
February 6, 2019 at 11:58 am

As reporters and editors find themselves the victims of layoffs at digital publishers and traditional newspaper chains alike, journalism generated by machine is on the rise. Roughly a third of the content published by Bloomberg News uses some form of automated technology. The system…

Forbes is Building More AI Tools for its Reporters
January 4, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Forbes is investing in tools to make its newsroom more bionic. Over the summer, the business publisher, which just had its most profitable year in more than a decade, rolled out a new CMS, called Bertie, which recommends article topics for contributors based on their previous output, headlines…

Google is Launching a Voice-Driven Version of Google News for Smart Speakers and Phones
December 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

People like smart speakers, but there are a lot of things they don’t like about news on smart speakers. As recent research by Nic Newman — published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and written up by us here — shows, consumers aren’t the biggest fans of the sort of news briefings that publishers have been pushing out.…

Highlights from 2018 FUSE Media Summit Keynote by Matthew Yorke
November 8, 2018 at 11:54 am

To kick off this year’s FUSE Media Summit, Northstar Travel Group CDO Matthew Yorke took the stage to talk about data and the role it plays in today’s media landscape in a keynote presentation titled “How Data & Technology Have Changed What it Means to Be a Media Company.” Media and advertising, Yorke stressed, has…

Top Tweets from the 2018 FUSE Media Summit
October 4, 2018 at 1:03 pm

With the FUSE Media Summit having just wrapped up for another year, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the conversations that were happening around the event on social media. Now in its third year, FUSE Media brought top media technology executives and cutting-edge tech vendors to Philadelphia for three days of…

The Temptation of Apple News
September 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm

In the years leading up to the 2016 U.S. election, Facebook became the world’s de facto morning newspaper—and everyone wanted to land on A1. With more and more people getting their news on the app and in the news feed, media companies competed in the company’s algorithmic sweepstakes, crafting headlines and story ideas to induce…

Old Media Giants Turn to VC for Their Next Act
September 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm

The Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 eras weren’t kind to the world’s largest media conglomerates, throwing their business models into question, creating whole new categories of content consumption, and bringing online competition to subscription and ad pricing. Many of the media giants from the 1990s and early…