doxa.comunicación | 29, pp. 213-233 | 213

July-December of 2019

ISSN: 1696-019X / e-ISSN: 2386-3978

How to cite this article:

Ufarte Ruiz, M. J.; Manfredi Sánchez, J. L. (2019). Algorithms and bots applied to journalism. The case of Narrativa Inteligencia Artificial: structure, production and informative quality. Doxa Comunicación, 29, pp. 213-233.

https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n29a11

Algorithms and bots applied to journalism. The case of Narrativa Inteligencia Artificial: structure, production and informative quality

Algoritmos y bots aplicados al periodismo. El caso de Narrativa Inteligencia Artificial: estructura, producción y calidad informativa

Juan Luis Manfredi Sánchez. Full professor of Journalism at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He is Principal Investigator on the project “Latin American Megacities Public Diplomacy: communication strategies and soft power to influence global environmental legislation” (RTI2018-096733-B-I00). He was Principal Investigator on the project entitled Public Communication, Transparency, Accountability, and Participation in Local Government, (Comunicación pública, transparencia, rendición de cuentas y participación en los gobiernos locales) (CSO2013-46997-R). Professor Manfredi Sánchez also directed the project known as Media Pluralism Monitor in Spain 2015 of the European Institute of Florence, which measures the pluralism and diversity of media and communication companies. He is a member of the editorial board of Esglobal.com, a leading periodical of international journalism in the Spanish language, and of the Scientific Board of the Real Instituto Elcano. In addition, he was a finalist of the Citi Journalistic Excellence Award 2015 in Spain, and has won several academic research awards.

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Juan.Manfredi@uclm.es

ORCID: 0000-0001-9129-2907

María José Ufarte Ruiz. Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism (2005) as well as a PhD in Journalism (2011), both from the University of Sevilla. Ms. Ufarte Ruiz is currently professor of Journalistic Writing in the Faculty of Communication of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. She has been a visiting professor both at the University of La Frontera (Chile) and at the University of La Sapienza (Rome). She has also participated in various national and international R&D projects and has had several research and professorship stays at a number of prestigious centres. Some of her lines of research include the evolution of journalistic genres, new narratives, and emerging technologies, as well as the figure of the journalist and their working conditions, the latter being fields that have been the focus of some of her published works in prestigious scientific journals. In the professional field, she has worked as an editor in the written press as well as communication agencies.

University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

MariaJose.Ufarte@uclm.es

ORCID: 0000-0002-7713-8003

Abstract:

This research analyses the organization, work processes and quality of the information produced by Narrativa Inteligencia Artificial, the only company in Spain that writes journalistic texts using the software known as Gabriele for distribution to various media. The study was conducted over a six month period

Received: 13/05/2019 - Accepted: 22/09/2019

Resumen:

Esta investigación analiza la organización, los procesos de traba-jo y la calidad de las noticias elaboradas por Narrativa Inteligen-cia Artificial, que es la única empresa del país que redacta textos periodísticos a través de un software, Gabriele, para distribuirlos a diferentes medios de comunicación. La investigación se ha desa-

Recibido: 13/05/2019 - Aceptado: 22/09/2019