NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2019, Book 1

Language and linguistics

ROBO-JOURNALISM AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN EDITORIAL PRACTICE

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ján Višňovský, PhD., Mgr. Magdaléna Ungerová, PhD., Mgr. Karina Kubíková

ABSTRACT

Due to the development of artificial intelligence and language-based software, automatic machines, which can generate news content from data, are starting to be used in editorial practice. Despite the fact that this field of editorial work is currently at its advent, it has been developing and improving relatively quickly. At present, robots for the production of content are implemented in editorial offices of large media, and are able to process huge amounts of data, while saving journalists’ work. Robo-journalism, which is the result of an effective interconnection among informatics, statistics and reporting, is being vividly discussed not only in media practice, but also in professional circles. The study deals with robot journalism that uses intelligent software to produce news articles. Its application fundamentally redefines editorial routines, journalistic practices and existing models of editorial work. Media and journalism theorists are interested in the influence of robo-journalism on the editing process, the journalistic profession, the journalist as a creative person and their competencies. The authors of the paper intend to broaden the awareness of this dynamically developing segment of new coverage and to point out its selected aspects in relation to media practice, but also theoretical reflection.

KEYWORDS

artificial intelligence, author, editorial office, journalist, robo-journalism

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2019, Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-05-8, ROBO-JOURNALISM AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN EDITORIAL PRACTICE, 131-137 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2019/b1/v2/18