Exploring Reporter-Desired Features for an AI-Generated Legislative News Tip Sheet

Patrick Howe, Christine Robertson, Lindsay Grace and Foaad Khosmood
International Society of Online Journalists Journal Special Issue Theme: AI and the News

This research concerns the perceived need for and benefits of an algorithmically generated, personalizable tip sheet that could be used by journalists to improve and expand coverage of state legislatures. This study engaged in two research projects to understand if working journalists could make good use of such a tool and, if so, what features and functionalities they would most value within it. This study also explored journalists’ perceptions of the role of such tools in their newswork.