The Associated Press and Newsday

Organization: The Associated Press and Newsday

Location: New York, NY

Website: and

Grant amount: $25,000

Project description: The organizations will prototype a model for leveraging Newsday’s local data with AP’s news automation expertise to produce content that engages audiences and adds revenue through new local news products.

Why we’re supporting this project: We’re interested in learning more about how news organizations can utilize local data and information to create automated stories. We think mining stories from large data sets can be an way that news organizations could offer more personalized content for residents. This could also help journalists find stories where they can add real value through deeper investigation and analysis, and leave repetitive tasks for automation We’re excited to work with two well established and respected organizations who have a history of smartly working with data. We’re looking forward to sharing what we learn.