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So That’s How They Do NYT Editorials

The future of journalism:

The new reporter on the US media scene takes no coffee breaks, churns out articles at lightning speed, and has no pension plan.

That’s because the reporter is not a person, but a computer algorithm, honed to translate raw data such as corporate earnings reports and previews or sports statistics into readable prose. …

This can work for anything that is basic and formulaic,” says Ken Doctor, an analyst with the media research firm Outsell.

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