Opening the Black Box: Reporting on Algorithms, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

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Algorithms, big data and artificial intelligence. These are tricky topics to navigate but ones which many journalists are increasingly grappling with as tech stories become more mainstream.

There have been some teething issues though. The classic example in 2015 was when NPR mapped the most common job in every US state using data derived from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Truck drivers dominated the map.

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