Bell describes how Narrative Science “turns data into stories of a type which will not be winning many Pulitzers”. The Los Angeles Times is not the only news outlet to publish stories written by robots. “Part of that is automated and part of that is human,” Welsh told, with a real reporter then expanding on the first line. Another source of data Los Angeles Times reporters receive is a daily email with a csv attachment detailing the arrests made by the famous LAPD the previous day. “Ken wrote the algorithm that sits on top of earthquake notifications,” Schwencke’s colleague Ben Welsh, a database producer at the Los Angeles Times, told “The structured data comes in and Ken has an algorithm that says if the earthquake is close to California and over a certain magnitude it is ‘news’.

’s operation in North America and is a former COO of BuzzFeed, recently raised $10 million in funding from investors to expand its programming. As well as charging $6.99 for premium services on its own website, it is looking to drive carriage fees from services like Facebook Live, Twitter and Netflix. A recent deal with Twitter shows the future direction as the company looks to acquire more content for its push into live video. Campaigners are also concerned that government agencies could collect information from social media and other public sources to help deliver Donald Trump’s proposed registry of Muslims.

Bendy phones and fold out or roll-up screens may also be on their way with OLED technology. Imagine folding out a screen the size of a TV to attach to a smartphone for more comfortable viewing. The recent expulsions of Russian diplomats from the United States has highlighted the extent to which governments and other rogue elements have been ramping up capacity to damage sensitive systems. Germany’s domestic secret service has accused Russia of a series of international cyber-spying and sabotage attacks while Angela Merkel has warned that this year’s elections could be a target.

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Only by knowing more about customers can media companies hope to compete with Facebook in creating more relevant and personal experiences, which may eventually lead to revenue. This year, media companies will be investing heavily in data, segmentation and recommendation initiatives (61%) along with registration and sign-in drives (52%). Many publishers are unhappy with the amount of money they get from Facebook, especially with video monetisation yet to come on stream in a significant way. Access to customer data is also a big issue for some with at least one publisher withdrawing from Apple News. Reliable data is also a concern with Facebook having to apologise for overstating how much time, on average its users were spending watching videos. And then there are worries about ownership and attribution with some publishers unhappy that Google’s AMP shows their content framed with a Google url.

  • Expect 2017 to be a year where there is far more focus on algorithmic accountability and more journalistic questioning of artificial intelligence, the use of data and the power of technology companies.
  • Unfortunately, the paper-copy readers are worth about five figures a page to advertisers, compared to unprofitable online users.
  • Around 1 billion people use Facebook Messenger every month and between Messenger and WhatsApp, 60 billion messages are processed daily.
  • Most ministries allocated funds to promote their activities through the purchase of advertising, thus helping to keep media businesses afloat.

For the rest, new smartphone apps will make 360 films easier and quicker to make while fully immersive experiences can be commissioned by freelancers and made in a matter of weeks or even days. Ultimately this will settle down as standards and frameworks for digital video emerge. In the meantime, there will be innovation, confusion and some disappointment in 2017. Facebook, Snapchat and others have been able to integrate these tools allowing pretty much anyone to create, package and distribute videos to millions of people globally. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat really put video content at the heart of all their strategies this past year with innovation around formats like live video and Augmented Reality masks.

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