Generar noticias locales por ordenador es una práctica habitual. Mark Frary plantea si la automatización es la única manera que tiene la industria de sobrevivir.
CATEGORY: Volume 48.01 Spring 2019
Responding to violations of media freedom in Hungary has become a conundrum for the EU. With populist parties poised for large gains in the next European election, Sally Gimson explores what the EU could do to uphold free speech in member countries
Majority of editors worry that local newspapers do not have the resources to hold the powerful to account in the way they did in the past, says new report
Local news is essential to a free society. And that’s one reason why this issue looks at what happens when there are no local journalists to hold people to account.
The spring 2019 Index on Censorship magazine looks at what happens when local newspapers disappear and decline. Who is there to hold politicians and lawmakers to account locally? In this issue successful journalists and writers Richard Littlejohn, Libby Purves, Andrew Morton and Julie Posetti describe how they began their careers in local news in the UK and Australia. The decline of local newspapers is a global phenomenon. Karoline Kan reports from China about how they are being squeezed out by Communist Party scrutiny; and Rituparna Chatterjee reports on the difficulties of satisfying the Indian appetite for local news. Jan Fox examines the USA’s news deserts. Mark Frary digs into the latest artificial intelligence being used by local newspaper editors. In the rest of the magazine Alessio Perrone looks at how Italy is stopping journalists reporting on refugees crossing the Mediterranean. We publish an original short story by historian and China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom, plus an extract from the Slovak writer Michal Hvorecký’s latest novel Troll. Editorial
Worrying about a local newspaper closing or reporters being centralised is not just nostalgia, it’s being concerned that our democratic watchdogs are going missing, says Rachael Jolley in the spring 2019 issue of Index on Censorship magazine
Spring podcast with Karoline Kan, Ian Murray and Sinead Corr exploring the future of local news.
The spring 2019 edition of Index on Censorship magazine looks at local news in the UK and round the world and what happens to democracy when it disappears