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Nick Diakopoulos
Northwestern University Professor of Computational journalism. My book: Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media:
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Saiph Savage 💻🏛 Sep 13
Look! I have new book as an object! It came also with free shipping and gift cards to meals, wine and shaving creams📚👨🍷 Great resource to give a course on how machine learning is transforming news production. You can pre-order it here:
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 14
Google is finally changing its algorithm to boost original reporting, which is something that Facebook and Apple News still aren’t great at
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
Data Journalists! What's the craziest, most off-beat thing you've counted for your data journalism?
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Matt Carroll Sep 13
Help grow! We’re searching for a tenure-track professor who lives at the intersection of journalism, data storytelling and visualization, and analytics. Apply here: ..
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 13
Replying to @BostonJoan
Huh...
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 13
Replying to @emilybell
I'm reminded of a conversation with Rich Jaroslovsky at Smart News about how he worked with their engineers to ensure they were crediting the original source of reporting whenever possible. It's a solvable problem if you care about it ...
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 13
Does New Media & Society have a policy on posting pre-prints during review period (e.g. to SSRN, etc)?
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 13
Replying to @nhelberger
People pay big $$$ for Bloomberg terminals, so I think the answer could be "yes". But also "it depends" on the context, topic, specific market needs, etc.
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Marcus Bösch Sep 12
Journalists need to develop data thinking for a hybrid media system in a machine-altered reality, writes – I am currently reading his new book "Automating the News: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Media" and you should too
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
Ya'll quantify a lot of random shtuff!
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
Replying to @rjnskl
Wow ....
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
Facebook "aggregates posts from the official Facebook pages for news organizations, government agencies and community groups like dog shelters" .. with no human editors "tweaking its algorithm to find such good local stories has been a complicated process"
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
Some considerations for journalists covering deepfakes and synthetic media from : don't exploit celebrity images, refrain from sharing fake nudes, be careful of techno-optimism, don't link to the source code, watermark fakes in case decontextualized
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
13k+ deepfakes online, 96% of which are pornographic
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
Campaigns Must Prepare for Deepfakes: This Is What Their Plan Should Look Like
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
Replying to @ndiakopoulos
The draft also creates space for satire / parody and indemnifies radio & television stations running advertisements including "materially deceptive audio or visual media". Mostly it's about regulated counterspeech, requiring a disclosure stating "This ___ has been manipulated"
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
As California works towards a deepfake ban in elections, it's interesting to see how they scope the law (still in draft)
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Nick Diakopoulos Sep 12
Here's with some solid advice on when to use AI in investigative journalism:
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