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About Pieter-Jan Ombelet

Pieter-Jan Ombelet

Pieter-Jan Ombelet

Pieter-Jan is a legal researcher at KU Leuven, Belgium. His topics of interest include automated journalism, freedom of expression and media pluralism.

Posts By Pieter-Jan Ombelet

Send in the Robots: Automated Journalism and its Potential Impact on Media Pluralism

September 21, 2015 |

Resources for investigative journalism are diminishing. In the digital age, this was a foreseeable evolution: publishers typically regard these pieces as time-consuming and expensive, and the results of the research are often unpredictable and potentially disappointing. In this post, Pieter-Jan Ombelet of the KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law analyses automated journalism (also referred to as robotic reporting) as a potential solution to combat the diminution of investigative journalism, and looks at the potential (positive and negative) impact of automated journalism on media pluralism.

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