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How To Speed Up News Articles Using an AI Assistant

News articles are meant to be produced and published quickly or the information in them may become stale. But what if you can speed things up by providing context and having an AI writing assistant do most of the heavy lifting?

How To Speed Up News Articles Using an AI Assistant

We live in an era of instant messaging, fast fashion, and entertainment-on-demand. With such a pedal-to-the-metal mindset, journalists are feeling the pressure like never before. There’s an almost relentless demand to produce credible, high-quality news articles immediately.

How are news writers supposed to keep up with high expectations and tight deadlines?

Enter AI. 

Professionals have acknowledged that AI is revolutionizing the way we approach content creation. AI writing assistants can write drafts, format texts, and brainstorm fresh ideas faster than a human can. And since they have no need for sleep, they’re available 24/7.

Speaking from personal experience, they’re true game-changers. 

In this article, I’ll show you how HyperWrite can quickly create relevant news articles that are both credible and captivating (based on context, of course). 

Keep it Simple

Recommended Tools: Text Summarizer, Expert Writing Assistant

News articles are best kept short and sweet. You’re providing fresh – and important! – information, so you want to make sure you have the reader’s attention from start to finish. Be direct and concise while still observing proper writing practices. 

And keep descriptive comments and filler content to an absolute minimum. 

I use HyperWrite’s Text Summarizer and its Expert Writing Assistant to keep my writing as contained as possible. The Text Summarizer condenses given text into a short (but detailed) overview with just the key information highlighted. 

See how it wrapped up a 1100-word article (that was already pretty succinct) into a 200-word primer? 

I run my writing through this tool to see if (1) the main points of my article are presented well enough that they register as the main points, and (2) to see if there’s information I can still shorten or summarize efficiently. 

(The Text Summarizer is also great for research, but more on that later).

HyperWrite’s Expert Writing Assistant does what the name suggests. It assists users in various writing tasks using AI technology. It can create drafts, fill outlines, improve writing, and more. I ask it to condense parts or paragraphs of my news articles that I feel are getting too long.

HyperWrite is also incredibly intuitive. If the Expert Writing Assistant doesn’t produce the results I want on the first try, I can go back and forth with the AI as many times as needed to refine the output. And even then, it only takes a handful of minutes, tops, to get the edits I need. Still a lot faster than having to manually check, condense, and edit my own work.

Streamline the Research Process

Recommended Tools: AI Search Engine, Text Summarizer, Scholar AI

Research plays a huge role in writing news articles. In this industry, speed may be paramount but accuracy is non-negotiable. News writers need to double- and triple-check their sources before putting any sort of content out there, lest their credibility be compromised. 

But it’s difficult to do careful research quickly. When you’re running after a deadline, you can’t exactly afford to spend hours reading papers and verifying sources. 

So how do you gather reliable information without compromising speed? 

Use AI. 

HyperWrite’s AI Search Engine acts as a powerful and intelligent search engine. It can access the internet in real time so the results it returns are always up-to-date. It’s able to find, analyze, and curate credible sources based on your prompt. 

And that’s not all. Instead of just giving me a haphazard list of websites to check out, HyperWrite actually organizes its response. It divides the information into categories, lists the answers in neat bullet points, and then provides a short but accurate summary of each one. It even includes an actual link to the source if the user wants to visit and verify the info.

HyperWrite basically sifts through hundreds of articles, posts, and papers in minutes, extracting the key points and synthesizing the relevant data so that you don’t have to. 

As you can imagine, this saves me literal hours.

The quality of the results is excellent, too. Google relies on keyword matching to respond to search queries. HyperWrite, on the other hand, can actually read and understand the prompt like a human researcher. This semantic understanding allows HyperWrite’s AI Search Engine to zero in on the most relevant sources and deliver more focused, useful results.

Results that have not been manipulated by SEO strategies, I might add.

HyperWrite’s Scholar AI is also useful to find relevant academic sources. It works just like the AI Search Engine, only with a specific focus on peer-reviewed articles, scientific journals, published research papers, and the like.

The Text Summarizer, as I mentioned earlier, is also great for quickly processing information. The AI Search Engine’s summaries are limited to three or four lines of explanation per result. This is great for quickly reviewing and approving source options. But if I need a bit more information about a certain website, I can run it through the Text Summarizer to get a more detailed overview of the content.

Here’s what I mean. Let’s use the first link in the second bullet point under the second section (“Kinds of News Articles Produced by Good Journalists):

The link leads to this website

Thanks to the summary from the AI Search Engine, I know this website has something to do with investigative journalism, and how it involves “digging deep into complex issues and uncovering hidden facts.” But that doesn’t tell me much about the rest of the website’s content.

So I use Text Summarizer to get a better, more detailed synopsis.

By leveraging HyperWrite for research, I can write high-quality news articles at a speed that will keep me relevant in today's fast-paced news environment without sacrificing my credibility.

Show, Don’t Tell

Recommended Tools: AI Search Engine

Since news articles need to be short and concise, visual mediums make for great placeholders. And in an era of social media, it’s better to show rather than tell. So instead of describing a viral video, controversial X post, or trending hashtag, why not just embed, link, or direct the reader to the proof itself? 

In the interest of speed, linking or uploading the media saves you from coming up with - and writing - an extra hundred or so words. 

In the interest of reader engagement, having the media in your article makes it interactive. 

Either way, it’s a win-win.

HyperWrite’s Search Engine AI can help you find these engaging and interactive digital mediums. At present, it can only return text-based responses. So the AI Search Engine won’t directly display images or videos within the platform itself. But it can give links to relevant audio, visual, or audio-visual content that you can then include in your news article.  

And, as I mentioned earlier, HyperWrite understands your prompt as an actual question–not a string of keywords. You can be sure its responses are pertinent and appropriate to your topic.

Start With an Outline

Recommended Tools: Flexible Autowrite, Expert Writing Assistant

If you want to write a great news article, start with an outline.

Working within an outline allows you to focus on the actual writing process. It lets you see how your ideas are going to flow without getting bogged down by the mechanics of putting words on paper. It assures you that you’ve included all the information you want to include. 

And there are fewer chances of you editing the composition of the final product because you’ve already seen – and approved of – the article’s structure. 

HyperWrite’s Flexible Autowrite tool is pretty similar to the Expert Writing Assistant. The biggest difference is that it doesn’t give expert writing tips or feedback (unless asked). It just does what you ask it to do. Somehow, the AI is able to take all my research notes - which are usually all over the place - and transform them into a cohesive and logical outline. 

And it’s able to do this in a fraction of the time it would have taken me to do so manually.

Use AI to Write a Draft

Recommended Tools: Expert Writing Assistant

Finally, I recommend using AI to create a draft for your news article.

If you want to quickly pump out quality content, starting from scratch is no longer a feasible long-term strategy. Creating a compelling intro, finding the right words to frame a concept, structuring the content for best flow … these are just some of the challenges news writers face during the writing process. 

And they can definitely bring progress to a screeching standstill. 

I mentioned earlier that an outline is a great way to circumvent these problems. An outline allows you to focus and refine the big picture without the smaller details getting in the way. It gives you a clear preview of how your ideas will come together and how the article will flow. 

You can streamline your writing even further by getting AI to write a rough draft of your article using an outline as a guide. 

Think of it like pottery. If you already have the clay, you can just focus on shaping and painting your pot. But if you still have to make the clay, it’ll take you much longer to create a finished product.

Continuing this analogy, I have HyperWrite’s Expert Writing Assistant make the “clay” for me. I give it my notes and my outline and ask it to write a news article based on the information given. Once it yields an acceptable first draft (usually only takes a few seconds), I take that draft and start improving it. I edit, rewrite, add, eliminate, or revise parts of the AI-generated text as needed. 

I promise; doing it this way easily saves you two, three hours total. 

Quickly Create Credible News Articles With HyperWrite

I want to reiterate that AI isn’t replacing writers.

I’m confident that 95% (or even higher) of what I put out there is still solely my own. It’s my voice, my ideas, my writing style. Using AI simply jumpstarts my creative process. By handling the grunt work, HyperWrite gives me the bandwidth I need to craft compelling narratives without getting trapped in technicalities. 

So feel free to utilize AI for the news writing process. You’ll be surprised by the level of efficiency you can reach while still retaining your quality.

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