Will pulp news be our future?

Suzan Verberne investigated pulp news and its effects

10.12.2021  |  by Cato Verhoeven  |  Dit Wordt Het Nieuws

Suzan Verberne is researcher on the edge of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Information Retrieval (IR). Her research focuses is on text mining and retrieval in specific domains. She is an Associate Professor at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) and affiliated with the Data Science Research Programme of Leiden University.

At the This Will Be The News conference, Suzan spoke about her research on pulp news. Pulp news is news with little to none journalistic quality. Due to its clickbait nature, it is immensely popular on platforms like FaceBook. During the conference, Suzan showed us her research on the future of pulp and regular news.

On September 10 2019, ACED organised Dit Wordt Het Nieuws, a conference in which experts from design, art, technology and science looked together at the news provision of the future. Watch the full show on our YouTube channel. Dit Wordt Het Nieuws is an initiative of ACED and Clever°Franke. The event was honored with a grant from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and is sponsored by Stimuleringsfonds voor de Journalistiek.


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