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Creative Information Exploration in Journalism

Zachos, K. ORCID: 0000-0003-1977-7090, Paraskevopoulos, F., Ientsek, S. , Maiden, N. ORCID: 0000-0001-6233-8320, Apostolou, D. & Mentzas, G. (2019). Creative Information Exploration in Journalism. In: 2018 9th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA). (pp. 150-156). New York, USA: IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5386-8161-9 doi: 10.1109/IISA.2018.8633593


Existing digital tools used by journalists such as content management systems and search engines focus on helping journalists find relevant information and organize their creative work; they do not provide support for discovering creative angles to investigate. To meet this need in journalism, we have researched new creative search algorithms that manipulate the journalist’s primary medium – written information – and developed an innovative creativity and productivity support tool deliberately for use by journalists. In this paper, we analyse the creative tasks journalists perform when developing new stories, we provide an overview of requirements, which have been addressed by the INJECT digital creativity support tool for journalists. Further, we explain the intended use of the system using a walkthrough scenario and present our early experiences from deploying the tool in journalist’s working environments.

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Subjects: P Language and Literature
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
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