More musings from the media
When yesterday's earthquake made Los Angeles tremble, the first reporter to finish an article wasn't really a reporter. In fact, it wasn't even human; it was the Los Angeles Times' robot journalist, an algorithm designed by LAT programmer/journalist Ken Schwenke. "#BREAKING: @schwanksta is the future," colleague and data producer Ben Welsh announces, to which coworker Jack Dolan adds, "Pretty sure I shouldn't be cheering for this, but proud of Ken."
At Re/code, Peter Kafka reports that Viacom and Google have settled the YouTube battle that's waged since 2007. Meanwhile, at FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver lays out a manifesto and therein explains the significance of their fox logo.