We research new tools for providing greater automation in news gathering, analysis, and delivery, while respecting practical constraints of news producers and consumers. We emphasize decomposition of stories into finer-grained elements and discovery of implicit relations between them. We also emphasize the relationship between news and social networks, both explicit and implicit, which underlie the news and significantly shape its content, quality, and authority. Hands-on experience in the newsroom will enable practitioners to innovate current practice of news production and identify important avenues for future research in computational journalism.
LASIGE is supported by FCT project with reference UID/CEC/00408/2013.