Mapping Locations in News Stories To Identify Gaps in Community Coverage

  • Friday, Jun 25 – 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM ET (14:30 – 15:15 UTC)
  • #ONA21
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Understanding the geographic distribution of newsroom reporting is critical to assessing and improving the reach, inclusivity and utility of news for communities — and to building personalization, community- and service-journalism oriented strategies.

Join this prerecorded case study for a demonstration mapping stories from The Philadelphia Inquirer’s content audit using machine learning and learn more about the value of an automated approach to identifying and mapping locations in news articles.

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This session is designed for:

  • Newsrooms considering a story locations audit for reporting equity
  • Editors and producers interested in providing better, more nuanced coverage of underrepresented communities
  • Everyone who sees echoes of community disinvestment in media neglect

Speakers

Sarah Schmalbach
Product Director, The Lenfest Lab @ The Inquirer
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Michael Krisch
Deputy Director & Associate Research Scholar, Brown Institute
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