Impact of headline writing approach

The study “Anticipating Attention: On the Predictability of News Headline Tests” by Nick Hagar and Nicholas Diakopoulos from Northwestern University, and Burton DeWilde from b Chartbeat Inc. measured the importance of textual features to headline performance, in other words how effective a headline is in capturing the attention of the reader. Headlines in newsrooms are … Continued


Use of artificial intelligence in South African newsrooms

The study “Artificial Intelligence Practices in Everyday News Production: The Case of South Africa’s Mainstream Newsrooms” by Allen Munoriyarwa, Sarah Chiumbu and Gilbert Motsaathebe, all from University of Johannesburg, looks at to what extent artificial intelligence (AI) has been used in South African newsrooms and how journalists and editors perceive it. There is no common … Continued