RADAR (Round 3)

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United Kingdom
Project type: large

Summary

RADAR will deliver a daily diet of compelling stories for local news outlets. Using a combination of editorial expertise and automation, applied to the burgeoning supply of open data and the increasing sophistication of distribution tools, RADAR will provide a major enhancement to the local digital news ecosystem, with some 30,000 stories a month created by Urbs journalists and AI, and distributed by the Press Association.

The solution

Mass localising news stories in this way can significantly benefit the news ecosystem by providing a high quality, high volume of content for many new and established regional media outlets. This will provide a significant boost to the local media industry at a time when budgets are under increasing pressure - but when the public's interest in local news is as high as ever.