Mediawatch's midweek catch-up with Lately. This week Jeremy talks to Karyn Hay about the proposed NZ Herald paywall and asks why the paper is paying to put click bait on his Facebook feed; advances in AI journalism and the algorithm beat; Vice's Tonga documentary; and, David Altheide's claim that entertainment and fear are replacing public interest as drivers of news.
Links to stories and background material mentioned in today's Midweek Mediawatch:
The NZ Herald paid Facebook to promote this story on the same day it announced it would charge readers for premium content.
Photo: Facebook: screen shot
NZ Herald paywall
Toilet hack every parent should know
Acing the algorithmic beat: Journalism’s next frontier
Human edges out machine in latest artificial intelligence showdown
New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release
Profile in the New Yorker of Karl Sharro
Fear and humour increasingly driving TV news
Reporting of terror linked to further attacks