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Niwa on AI-Driven TV News Startup Channel 1: Boston Globe

Journalism associate professor Paul Niwa spoke to the Globe about a TV news channel launching in 2024, with AI leading the broadcasts.

It’s trying to mimic a form of news that’s kind of been in its geriatric phase, said Niwa, a former producer at NBC News. It’s something that is inevitably going to disappear.

They’re trying to mimic a format, instead of thinking about … a completely new way, a new opportunity.

The release of Channel 1 will be via smartphone app, and potentially on streaming entities such as Pluto and Crackle.

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