Artificial Intelligence, Watchdog Reporting, and Campaign Finance Data

This project explores a new artificial intelligence tool—expert systems—that has the potential to aid journalists to quickly and efficiently discover public affairs stories in large public datasets. The logistics of performing data journalism have proved formidable for many news organizations. The project’s Creating a Story Discovery Engine would allow the local press to use it to write stories without having to fund its development or hire and manage a software staff.

Project lead: Meredith Broussard

January 01, 2017