Do you know if the last online article you read was really written by a human, and not by a computer? Do you follow social media streams over news channels to get the latest live coverage of breaking news and events?
The digital age has rewritten the role of journalism, as our thirst for fast, engaging news and information increases. There’s been a rise of the citizen journalist, and new technologies that put us in the moment. As a result, there’s more demand for broadcasters and businesses to generate high quality digital stories quickly and consistently in order to build and retain their audience.
At our Munich Pre-Work Talk on August 18, we’ll hear from Mario Haim from LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), whose work focuses on algorithmic influences on both journalism and society. He’ll tell us about LMU’s automated journalism research and how readers perceive and respond to news stories generated by computers.
We also have the pleasure of welcoming Pia Maria Lexa from Media Lab Bayern, who’ll share insights into the latest trends and innovations in digital journalism that are set to radically change the news of the future.
It will be a morning of news but not as you know it! Doors open from 8:30am for coffee and networking then talks take place from 9 – 10am.