ABC's new political editor. Andrew Probyn has been appointed political editor at the ABC, less than a year after he moved to the public broadcaster from The West Australian. Probyn had been a regular on the Insiders panel, and has been acting in the role since his predecessor Chris Uhlmann moved across to Nine, stepping into Laurie Oakes' shoes.
First local robot-produced news stories published. The first news stories produced by robots for the UK's Press Association wire service have been published in newspapers and on news websites. Using a grant from Google, the Press Association has been working on a project that will produce automated and localised stories from databases, and they say 20 stories they've produced have already been published. It's believed they're the first automated local news stories published in established news brands. They're planning to produce 30,000 stories a month.