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Issue #86 | 2018-07-25
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Wanted: a voice editor

Publishers from The New York Times to NPR to Al Jazeera are rushing to find ways of getting their content onto the growing number of home voice assistants. Here's just one of the job ads looking for voice editors.
 

Beyond 800 words: finding new formats for news and Generation Z

While 500-800 word articles may work for many publishers, the BBC thought it could do better. So it set up a team that spent two months testing 12 different ways of telling stories that weren't just the usual 800 words, and this is what they learned.
 

How The Economist is engaging with young people on Instagram

By developing a conversation with its audience on the platform, the news organisation has found that Instagram serves as its most engaging outlet.
 

Also: How The Telegraph is reaching teenagers with news stories on Snapchat Discover

 

Don't know your bot from your API? Here's a useful glossary that explains all

Following the fake news and misinformation conversation can be difficult if you don't the difference between an algorithm, an API and AI. So Claire Wardle, a research fellow at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, has compiled a glossary the clears up the confusion. 
 

How the world's media covered the World Cup with automation and AI

From scanning hundreds of hours of video to creating automatic visual game summaries in seconds, AI and automation was a major part of the World Cup coverage for publishers around the world.

 

Tips & Tools

 

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Until next week,
Alastair
@alastairotter
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