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Brian Keith presents Computation+Journalism paper

Brian Felipe Keith Norambuena
Brian Keith

Brian Felipe Keith Norambuena presented his paper accepted to the Computation+Journalism 2020 conference (originally scheduled for March 20-21, 2020) at the recent CHCI Social Informatics meeting.  The conference has been cancelled due to coronavirus precautions. See below for details, including paper authors, title, abstract, recording of the presentation, and Computation+Journalism 2020 conference site.

Authors

Brian Felipe Keith Norambuena, Michael Horning and Tanushree Mitra

Title

Evaluating the Inverted Pyramid Structure through Automatic 5W1H Extraction and Summarization

Abstract

The inverted pyramid is a basic structure of news reporting used by journalists to convey information and it is considered a key element of objectivity in news reporting. In this article, we propose the Inverted Pyramid Scoring method to evaluate how well a news article follows the inverted pyramid structure using main event descriptors (5W1H) extraction and news summarization. We evaluate our proposed method on a proprietary data set of Associated Press news articles across breaking and non-breaking news spanning two topics—politics and business. Our results show that the method works at distinguishing the structural differences between breaking and non-breaking news. In particular, our results confirm that breaking news articles are more likely to follow the inverted pyramid structure.

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