Press Association is the recipient of a grant worth €706,000 from Google to fund its Reporters and Data and Robots (RADAR) project.
In conjunction with Urbs Media, the project will explore ways to help journalism survive in the digital age. It will use open government and local authority databases and story templates to create automatic stories about crime, employment, health and other subjects. RADAR aims to provide up to 30,000 data-driven stories each month for hundreds of local media outlets.
A team of five journalists will oversee the project to identify, template, and edit the generated stories.