Artificial intelligence and sports journalism: Is it a sweeping change?

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Yair Galily


Technology in Society, Elsevier (2017)


The availability of data feeds, the demand for news on mobile devices, and advances in algorithms are helping to make automated journalism more prevalent. Against the specific backdrop of sports journalism's content, means of production and consumption, the question the paper answers is whether the recent introduction of automatically produced content is merely another evolutionary stage in the field of sport journalism, or has it triggered a revolution that can be defined literally as a sweeping change, both related to production and consumption, in this area?