RJI Futures Lab update #120

Collaborative photo apps and automated sports stories

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PART 1: Photo album apps

Several different apps can help you compile and share photos taken by multiple smartphone users – particularly useful for teams of reporters working together. We give an overview and dive into the features of five options: Crossroad, Bundle, Cluster, Carousel and Moments. 

PART 2: Automated sports stories

The Associated Press is using an automated system called Wordsmith to generate text stories from college sporting events. We find out from News Automation Editor Justin Myers how the technology expands what the news organization can cover. 

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