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Tech giants, artificial intelligence, and the future of journalism / Jason Paul Whittaker.

By: Whittaker, Jason, 1969- []Material type: TextTextSeries: Publisher: London : Routledge, 2019Edition: 1stDescription: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781351013734; 1351013734; 9781351013741; 1351013742; 9781351013727; 1351013726; 9781351013758; 1351013750; 9781138499973; 1138499978Subject(s): Online journalism | Mass media | High technology industries | Press & journalism | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Media & Communications IndustriesLOC classification: PN4784.O62Online resources: Taylor & Francis Click here to access this RESOURCE ONLINE Summary: This book examines the impact of the "Big Five" technology companies - Apple, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft - on journalism and the media industries. It looks at the current role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in curating how we consume media and their increasing influence on the production of the news. Exploring the changes that the technology industry and automation have made in the past decade to the production, distribution and consumption of news globally, the book considers what happens to journalism once it is produced and enters the media ecosystems of the internet tech giants - and the impact of social media and AI on such things as fake news in the post-truth age.
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Introduction: Automatic for the People ; Chapter 1: The New Ecology ; Chapter 2: Distribute and Be Damned ; Chapter 3: Zombie Media: Alt-Journalism, Fake News and Robot Editors ; Chapter 4: Turing's Test: Automated Journalism and the Rise of the Posthuman Writer ; Chapter 5: Citizens: The Voice of the People in the Age of Machines ; Conclusion: The Future of Journalism ; Selected Bibliography.

This book examines the impact of the "Big Five" technology companies - Apple, Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft - on journalism and the media industries. It looks at the current role of algorithms and artificial intelligence in curating how we consume media and their increasing influence on the production of the news. Exploring the changes that the technology industry and automation have made in the past decade to the production, distribution and consumption of news globally, the book considers what happens to journalism once it is produced and enters the media ecosystems of the internet tech giants - and the impact of social media and AI on such things as fake news in the post-truth age.

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