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Saturday, May 18 • 14:45 - 16:00
Developing code for robot journalism 1/2

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Tobi is a text robot that generates automated texts for 2222 Swiss municipalities on the evening of every Swiss national vote, which happen 3 to 4 times a year. The texts are generated by taking the the voting results provided by the national statistics office, analysed using pandas, combined with other data sets and fed into a text generation software. The whole project show cases how important collaboration in journalism ist today: Tobi required coding skills, writing skills, design skills and a lot of coordination. Mathias Born, a member of the data journalism unit at Tamedia, will discuss his coding work.

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Mathias Born

Data Journalist, Tamedia
Data Journalist working for Tamedia in Switzerland.

Saturday May 18, 2019 14:45 - 16:00 BST