Editorial Algorithms: Using Social Media to Discover and Report Local News

  title={Editorial Algorithms: Using Social Media to Discover and Report Local News},
  author={Raz Schwartz and Mor Naaman and Rannie Teodoro},
The role of algorithms in the detection, curation and broadcast of news is becoming increasingly prevalent. To better understand this role we developed CityBeat, a system that implements what we call “editorial algorithms” to find possible news events. This fully functional system collects real time geo-tagged information from social media, finds key stories, makes an editorial decision whether these events are of interest and eventually visualizes these stories on a big screen display. The… CONTINUE READING

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