Careers nugget – robot journalists…

…science fiction or serious competition?

A recent Guardian article highlights the development of new technology in the USA which is able to analyse data and produce meaningful reports. News organisations like the New York Times and Forbes.com have started to use this content within their publications, replacing the need for human journalists.

  • What does this mean for the future of journalism?
  • How will you market the benefits you can offer to editors above the cost-saving implications of a “robot journalist”? 

Full article: www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/may/13/robot-journalist-apocalypse-news-industry

Related article: www.thejournalist.org.uk October 2012 edition (hard copy in the Careers Information Room).