Teams announced for this week’s Walkley Editors Lab news hackathon

Journalists, developers and designers from the best newsrooms in Australia will spend two days this week hacking the news at the Walkley Editors Lab competition, presented by the Walkley Foundation and the Global Editors Network with support from Google News Lab. The 2017 lineup of teams for the ...

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What do you do when powerful people lie? Answers, crowdsourced.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has been a pile of trouble for journalists, as journalists Heidi Skjeseth and Alan Rusbridger write: "The world is not black and white, neatly divided between truth and untruth, but there are such things as lies. Journalists need to be able to deal with this, especi ...

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Nick Evershed wants to let the robots do the boring work

Nick Evershed, a 2016 Walkley Innovation Grant winner, explains why he’s trying to automate news reporting. These days, reporters have less time than ever. And, despite having less time, journalists often have to write formulaic stories. Such as covering the weather — how hot is it? Is it a new r ...

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Enter the Internet of Things: And we thought the news was disrupted before

Just when you thought you’d got your head around omnichannel publishing, audience engagement, VR and chatbots, along comes a concept so expansive you find yourself asking the question: What the hell is the Internet of Things and why should I care? What happens when there’s a sensor in everything ...

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How News Corp. revived the Anzacs — by giving them Facebook accounts

Justin Lees writes on a News Corp experiment that combined social media, artificial intelligence and one of Australia’s historical obsessions. [caption id="attachment_19730" align="aligncenter" width="1002"] A post by soldier Archie Barwick detailing his impressions of Cairo. Image: Facebook/News ...

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