Here are my posts about the state of journalism and how it is carried out, mainly focusing on the UK but with the occasional piece about other countries too.

media & PR

How computers are muscling in on writing news stories

From Wired: Every 30 seconds or so, the algorithmic bull pen of Narrative Science, a 30-person company occupying a large room on the fringes of the Chicago Loop, extrudes a story whose very byline is a question of philosophical inquiry. The computer-written product could be a pennant-waving second-half update of a Big Ten basketball contest, … Read the full post »

media & PR

Ouch, that’s some newspaper error

From the latest ruling of the Press Complaints Commission (with my emphasis): The Press Complaints Commission has upheld a complaint against the Alloa and Hillfoots Wee County News under Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors’ Code of Practice, after it published a front-page article about a local housing association which it said was involved in … Read the full post »