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icfj:

Congratulations to IJNet.org’s journalist of the month Leigh Cuen!
“Don’t try to match other people’s expectations,” she advises. “Don’t write about fashion if you want to write about sports. Don’t let anyone else tell you what “real journalism” is. Learn how to recognize propaganda and always critique yourself. You decide how credible your work will be. So put in that extra time.”
Read more: http://j.mp/leighcuen

icfj:

Congratulations to IJNet.org’s journalist of the month Leigh Cuen!

Don’t try to match other people’s expectations,” she advises. “Don’t write about fashion if you want to write about sports. Don’t let anyone else tell you what “real journalism” is. Learn how to recognize propaganda and always critique yourself. You decide how credible your work will be. So put in that extra time.”

Read more: http://j.mp/leighcuen

thetinhouse:

“Perhaps some day I’ll crawl back home, beaten, defeated. But not as long as I can make stories out of my heartbreak, beauty out of sorrow.”
― Sylvia Plath

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A human author simply decides an interesting emotional path for the story, and the computer does the rest.

Margaret Sarlej, PhD candidate at University of New South Wales, to Phys.org. Computer writes its own fables.

We’ve written before about robots writing the news, now they’re writing fables.

Sarlej has written an application that takes 22 identified emotions used in fables, mixes and matches them with a plot, and pops out a written story.

Easier said than done. 

Via The Guardian:

Breaking stories down for a computer “involves not only encoding story elements like characters, events, and plot, but also the ‘common sense’ people take for granted”, said Sarlej. Telling a story is simple enough for a child to do, but stories are actually “incredibly complex”.

"For example, if Bob gives Alice an apple, Alice will have the apple, and Bob will not. To a person, that’s obvious, and doesn’t require explanation. If Bob punches Carl, people would generally assume Carl will be unhappy about it, but a computer doesn’t have the ‘common sense’ to make such an inference. In a computer programme, details like this must be explicitly spelled out," she said.

Current results are fairly rudimentary but, according to Scarlej’s supervisor, computers “will be making interesting and meaningful contributions to literature within the next decade.”

(via futurejournalismproject)

rachelfershleiser:

I believe in equal opportunities for women and men. I believe in women having reproductive freedom and affordable and unfettered access to the health care they need. I believe women should be paid as much as men for doing the same work. Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights. I believe feminism is grounded in supporting the choices of women even if we wouldn’t make certain choices for ourselves. I believe women not just in the United States but throughout the world deserve equality and freedom but know I am in no position to tell women of other cultures what that equality and freedom should look like.
(via Why I Am A Bad Feminist)
Happy book birthday to Roxane Gay and Bad Feminist. Today is a great day to buy a copy for everyone you love.

rachelfershleiser:

I believe in equal opportunities for women and men. I believe in women having reproductive freedom and affordable and unfettered access to the health care they need. I believe women should be paid as much as men for doing the same work. Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights. I believe feminism is grounded in supporting the choices of women even if we wouldn’t make certain choices for ourselves. I believe women not just in the United States but throughout the world deserve equality and freedom but know I am in no position to tell women of other cultures what that equality and freedom should look like.

(via Why I Am A Bad Feminist)

Happy book birthday to Roxane Gay and Bad Feminist. Today is a great day to buy a copy for everyone you love.