‘Robot’ to write 1 billion stories in 2014 — but will you know it when you see it? | Poynter.

If you’re a human reporter quaking in your boots this week over news of a Los Angeles Times algorithm that wrote the newspaper’s initial story about an earthquake, you might want to cover your ears for this fact:

Software from Automated Insights will generate about 1 billion stories this year — up from 350 million last year, CEO and founder Robbie Allen told Poynter via phone.

Oh joy.

(Source: futurescope)

bbchase:

bekstek:

tastefullyoffensive:

Nick Offerman’s Rules for Being a Man [video/via]

this turned out even better than I had hoped

Aw.

*whispers* Technically it’s spelled “whiskey” unless it’s definitely scotch and then you may drop the e.

adhoption:

river-b:

motherfuckinoedipus:

abnels:

memeguy-com:

You win this round cheese

actually that is a rectangle cheese

[oxford comma laughing in the distance]

[vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]

I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter

adhoption:

river-b:

motherfuckinoedipus:

abnels:

memeguy-com:

You win this round cheese

actually that is a rectangle cheese

[oxford comma laughing in the distance]

[vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]

I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter

(via satdeshret)

Is Paula Deen Asshole of the Day (again)?

assholeofday:

Is Paula Deen asshole of the day for comparing herself to “that black football player” (Michael Sam)?

Deen says, “I’m fighting to get my name back,” adding, “I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out,”…

Definitely ran this in the People section of the paper today.

And seriously, Paula Deen? After all the issues with you being called out for racist behavior, you still have to stick “black” before Michael Sam’s name just to remind people that he’s not like you? That he’s “other”?

slothtier:

ultrafunnypictures:

How I imagine college students during finals

As a college student I can confirm that is exactly how college students are during finals

slothtier:

ultrafunnypictures:

How I imagine college students during finals

As a college student I can confirm that is exactly how college students are during finals

(via thatonerecordstoreguy)

tastefullyoffensive:

[dadlyswatter]


I’m sorry for all the headline spam but as a copy editing intern I love headline jokes and Tumblr keeps throwing them at me.

tastefullyoffensive:

[dadlyswatter]

I’m sorry for all the headline spam but as a copy editing intern I love headline jokes and Tumblr keeps throwing them at me.

(via cwnerd12)

alexandertalisker:

BASIC FACT CHECKING SOMETHING i MYSELF FAIL TO DO ON OCCASION AND ALWAYS HATE MYSELF FOR IT AFTER

One time a reporter got the year of the Battle of the Bulge wrong.

Fact check EVERYTHING.

(Source: catbushandludicrous, via explodingpopsicles)

pleatedjeans:

via

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"Craigslist Killer" turns out to be a satanist targeting sexual predators

self-emulation:

most major news sources are rly burying this lede so 

WHY would you bury that lede?

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Hate reading college paper music reviews because OH MY GOD I COULD DO SO MUCH BETTER.

How do they pick columnists? This guy is like, “This band could have gone mega-psychedelic on their second album, or they could have made their lead singer a new age flute-wielding guru. Instead, they found their voice.”

And then proceeds to describe what sounds like a mega-psychedelic album with a new age flute-wielding guru lead singer. What does “they found their voice” even mean? Because you sure as hell haven’t explained it in this review.