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The new face of reporting at tronc belongs to a computer, based on the latest online help-wanted ad posted for a “content specialist” by the Chicago-based newspaper chain with a strange name that just agreed to sell the struggling Union-Tribune to Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.

“Day-to-day responsibilities include designing and deploying specialized content harvesting algorithms, creating and enhancing tools to facilitate data collection, and expanding and refining our industry-leading news ontology.”

Among other requirements, applicants must be able to “monitor delivery channels and content ingestion processes and troubleshoot content gathering and delivery problems. Send corrections and kills as required.”

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monaghan Feb. 14, 2018 @ 7:52 p.m.

Those tronckers just won't stop with the gibberish: "Content ingestion processes?" That sounds like food in the alimentary canal. Let us again thank the higher power who delivered the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune into the hands of new owner, Dr. Patrick Song-Sue (sic). Whatever unfolds, it can't be as bad as what tronc has in mind for its remaining newspaper properties.


petezanko Feb. 15, 2018 @ 6:46 a.m.

Uh, paper's been sold. This isn't news anymore.


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