Francesco Marconi is a journalist currently serving as the first R&D chief at the Wall Street Journal. He previously managed AI strategy at the Associated Press. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and as an affiliate researcher at the Laboratory of Social Machines at MIT Media Lab.
Marconi's book will help journalists start thinking about some of the exciting ways AI can improve and streamline their work and how to implement these new technologies in the newsroom. If we are going to create a sustainable future for journalism, this is exactly what we need to be thinking about: putting audience needs and rapid iteration at the center of everything we do. -- Carrie Brown, City University of New York If you are a newsmaker or anyone interested in the future of journalism then this book is the perfect guide. Marconi is at the cutting edge of using AI technologies in the newsroom and one of the most intelligent strategic analysts of how they can help journalism survive and thrive in our radically changing digital media age. From news gathering to connecting to audiences he shows the plethora of opportunities and challenges presented by this complex set of tools and systems. If you are excited by or fearful of the prospect of the 'robot' age of news, this book will give you the facts and ideas to grapple with this rapidly evolving field. -- Charlie Beckett, London School of Economics One part history, one part management strategy, and one part vision, Newsmakers provides readers with a detailed roadmap of how journalism workflows and content will change through the AI inspired process of iterative journalism. The result will be coverage that adjusts to readers' information needs in real-time and increases the scale and scope of reporting. -- Jay Hamilton, Stanford University