Automated Sports News Packages are Here!20 Nov 2015
Since the beginning of this US College Football season, the Reuters Sports team has been in the lab collaborating with Graphiq, a company that specializes in making big data easy to digest. Now, we are thrilled to share the first output…
Starting this weekend and continuing through to the College Football National Championship, Reuters and Graphiq will be automatically generating sports news packages at the conclusion of each NCAA FBS game—with full length text recaps and hosted graphics to go with them—for any editorial publisher to use in their digital projects, for free.
While the initial rollout is only NCAA FBS, we plan to use our learnings from the remainder of the season to launch auto-generated news packages in other sports in 2016. We need your help to expand our technology, so please leave your feedback in the comments below. Let us know what you like, what changes you’d like to see, what sports you want to see covered in the future, and anything else you want to tell us.
The packages are available to the public on Open Media Express and existing Media Express subscribers need only to ask their account manager to give them access to the feed. Some stories from earlier this week are already up, so log on today!
The Reuters News Agency has a 160 year tradition of finding the best ways to use technology to deliver more news to our clients, faster, and today we’re adding another chapter to that story. Keep checking the blog for more automated sports content unveilings. Our partnership with Graphiq will soon help us offer much more for our customers —including a wide variety of hosted graphics that can be accessed via Open Media Express that will go far beyond College Football.
Want to increase your sports coverage? Learn more about Reuters sports news packages here!