Opinion: Chicago Tribune trusts local news coverage to ‘robots and content farms’

The Chicago Tribune fired 20 of its journalists and  employed a local company called Journatic to provide its local news, Mathew Ingram of GigaOM is asking if that outfit is just another “content farm” using robotic methods of complying the news.

Some warn that using robots to provide news results in meaningless data while  others defend the methods saying that dull, repetitive tasks are done by robots to free up humans to add real value through analysis and commentary. -db

From a commentary in GigaOM, April 25, 2012, by Mathew Ingram.

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