Computational Journalism: A Call to Arms to Database Researchers
The digital age has brought sweeping changes to the news media. While online consumption of news is on the rise, fewer people today read newspapers. Newspaper advertising revenues fell by a total of 23% in 2007 and 2008, and tumbled 26% more in 2009. This continuing decline of the traditional news media affects not only how news are disseminated and consumed, but also how much and what types of news are produced, which have profound impact on the well-being of the society.