1. What we need
As you know, we’re trying to keep articles alive for as long as possible at Le Temps, a Swiss newspaper. That’s why we developed Zombie, a tool that identifies evergreen articles and lets us know when we should republish them. But when we pull an article from our archives, do we need to update it? How much can we change? And how much time should we put into this?
Instead of asking these questions once the articles have been published, what if we could create articles that already contained sections that could adapt to readers’ expectations over time or other criteria? Here, I’m not referring to changes in substance but rather smaller language-related aspects that need to be modified to prevent the text from becoming outdated or irrelevant.
And what if there were a programming language for journalists designed specifically for this purpose? (suite…)