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How BBC World Service engages younger audiences by fulfilling six reader needs

BBC World Service

Although covering breaking news and offering analysis has been at the core of the BBC's output for decades, the broadcaster has spent the past two years creating a better editorial strategy for its global audience by responding to six user needs.

The 41 language services at BBC World Service now categorise articles in the following ways: update me, give me perspective, educate me, keep me on trend, amuse me and inspire me.

Newsrooms must learn how to use AI: "Trust in journalism is at stake"

Machine learning, algorithms and natural language processing are now becoming common ways to talk about how we report, produce and distribute the news.

Although artificial intelligence (AI) can be trained to recognise faces and objects, understand languages, solve problems and produce thousands of articles from different data sets, can robots really do the job of a journalist?

How to get your newsroom ready to fight disinformation in 2019

In a bid to continue to tackle misinformation globally, non-profit organisation First Draft has been working in the US and Brazil over the last six months, monitoring different types of information disorder.

Its research has shown that the current information threat online is not false content, but rather misleading posts and comments designed to deepen existing divisions in society.

UK journalists too influenced by the tech industry when reporting on artificial intelligence


New research by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) found that UK media coverage of artificial intelligence (AI) is dominated by industry products and announcements, while journalists and commentators rarely acknowledge ongoing debates concerning AI’s potential effects. 

The report found AI is often positioned as a good solution to a range of problems from publishing content at local news outlets to faster coffee delivery, but outlets rarely question if the technology is the best solution for problems, or just how effective it will be.

Social Media Solutions programme helps Arabic journalists improve online content and cybersecurity

2,500 journalists from the Middle East and North Africa will gain access to a free 10-month training programme focusing on the challenges and opportunities presented by social media.

From December, The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) will be hosting the Social Media Solutions programme with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project.

Book your place for our next newsrewired digital journalism conference today, taking place on 6 March 2019.

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