Some news stories are already written by robots. As someone who’s written a lot of dull fact-regurgitating stories (So how is the real estate market in Destin this month?) this doesn’t seem like a bad idea. Though I could also see it being overused—it might seem like a logical way to cover city budgets, but those really need in-depth analysis (I’m unconvinced by the company that claims its robots can do that too—though of course I might be wrong).
•How long should a pitch for a nonfiction story be?
•A look back at a writing scam from the past.
•You can get away, maybe, with having a douchebag protagonist, but acknowledge he’s a douchebag.
•Studios suddenly realize women buy a lot of movie tickets.
•A musician says a copyright claim from Universal (which apparently licensed his music for something) kept him from playing his own songs on YouTube.