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The day the robots take over the newsroom is nigh: Story at 11

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Technology giveth, and technology taketh away – particularly when it comes to employment opportunities.

But has the profession of journalism finally met the same fate as the music industry and your postal service?  Is the nail in the traditional newsroom’s coffin being driven courtesy of the computer and the internet?  And if so, is it a bad thing?

We speak with EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty about the future of journalism – from blogs to aggregators to programs that create the news items with nary a human in sight

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