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SEPTEMBER 7, 2021 By Maggie Doheny, Missouri School of Journalism

There are pros and cons to using AI as your editor

The editing process is an essential part of any news piece. Artificial Intelligence technology is playing a larger role in some newsrooms to help with transcription, captioning and other duties. It is simplifying many tasks for journalists, and editing is not an exception.

This month I tried out the AI editing software: Hemingway Editor. To start, I reported a story on broadband infrastructure for the Columbia Missourian. For their published version, I followed the standard editing workflow by utilizing one of their human editors. At the same time, I pasted my draft into Hemingway to see how the two final stories would compare.

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