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Political reporters use anonymous sources all the time for their stories, so why can’t sports reporters do the same?

@craigtimes: Computer writes sports brief. Reporter writes about computer replacing reporters. 
Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction
“WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver’s seat en route to a win, as it leads 51-10 after the third quarter. Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found Jacob Pedersen for an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 44-3 … . ”

Those words began a news briefwritten within 60 seconds of the end of the third quarter of the Wisconsin-U.N.L.V. football game earlier this month. They may not seem like much — but they were written by a computer.
The clever code is the handiwork of Narrative Science, a start-up in Evanston, Ill., that offers proof of the progress of artificial intelligence — the ability of computers to mimic human reasoning.
More —> NYTimes

@craigtimesComputer writes sports brief. Reporter writes about computer replacing reporters. 

Computer-Generated Articles Are Gaining Traction

“WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver’s seat en route to a win, as it leads 51-10 after the third quarter. Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found Jacob Pedersen for an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 44-3 … . ”

Those words began a news briefwritten within 60 seconds of the end of the third quarter of the Wisconsin-U.N.L.V. football game earlier this month. They may not seem like much — but they were written by a computer.

The clever code is the handiwork of Narrative Science, a start-up in Evanston, Ill., that offers proof of the progress of artificial intelligence — the ability of computers to mimic human reasoning.

More —> NYTimes

mncookies:

So yesterday, ESPN took their journalistic integrity and further beat it into the ground by literally celebrating on-air after it was announced that Eric Mangini was fired as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The best part is that anchor Hannah Storm immediately backtracks and tries to take the somber, serious route to gloss over the fact that they just threw a fiesta over a guy losing his job.

Now I don’t particularly mind that they celebrated the news. I’ve suffered from a slow news day myself, so I get where they’re coming from. And it’s not like I expect a lot from Hannah Storm or Josh Elliot, they’re both kind of douches as far as I’m concerned. Adam Schefter, on the other hand, I’m a little disappointed in. Dude’s normally a consummate pro, clearly hanging out with ESPN’s crew of flunkies is having a negative affect on him.

But largely, I don’t mind a lack of professionalism if it’s your game. But ESPN consistently wants to shove it down our throats that they’re some bastion of sports journalism, even as Ed Werder stays glued to Jerry Jones’ boots, Jim Gray has tea with LeBron James, Chris Connelly hosts schlocky Special Kidz segments, and Chris Berman and Stuart Scott generally make a mockery of themselves while pumping “ESPN The Weekend” promotions and ads for the ESPYs.

I personally don’t have a ton of sympathy for Mangini either, the guy’s a millionaire and his family won’t go without food or anything as a result of his firing. At the same time, I have far less at stake than ESPN or especially “NFL Insider” Adam Schefter, and I’d like to think that if I were in the same position, I’d refrain from uncorking the champagne on live television. 

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