Local News Engine (LNE) is a prototype project to help hard pressed journalists/reporters do more scrutiny of local affairs by testing whether an algorithm can help spot story leads in the haystack of local public data. LNE has been made possible by a grant from Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI).
Local News Engine helps a journalist/reporter look for newsworthy names, companies and places in newsworthy local data to find story leads to follow up. It also helps the journalist/reporter manage the way they plough through huge quantities of disparate local information.
This scratch page helps people find out more about the project. I’ll update it as we go along.
Original blog post describing LNE – December 2015
Google DNI award – blog post – February 2016
Assembling a team – blog post – October 2016
What data is Local New Engine using, what is newsworthy data? – October 2016
What people, companies and places are we looking for in the newsworthy data – October 2016
Does this work, what does the proof of concept look like? – October 2016