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Python and AI in Journalism

Episode #280, published Sat, Sep 5, 2020, recorded Wed, Aug 26, 2020.

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If there has ever been a time in history that journalism is needed to shine a light on what's happening in the world, it's now. Would it surprise you to hear that Python and machine learning are playing an increasingly important role in discovering and bringing us the news? On this episode, you'll meet Carolyn Stansky, a journalist and developer who's been researching this intersection.

Links from the show

Carolyn on Twitter: @carolstran
Carolyn on LinkedIn:
Carolyn's site:
Carolyn's talk: How AI is enhancing journalism:

Examples of AI / automation in use
LA Homicide Tracker:
Buzzfeed Finding and tracking secret spy planes:
NY Times comment moderation:
Al Jazzira: Drones in warzones:

Tools - Quartz AI Studio, focused on helping smaller papers and journalists:
Google News Initiative:

Newspaper3k Package:
Google News and Australia fight:
Twitter thread on American news overwhelming other countries:

Carolyn Stransky
Carolyn Stransky
Carolyn Stransky is a journalist and software developer based in Berlin. She is also a conference speaker and workshop organizer.
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