How does News414 work?
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After this chatbot-driven interaction, we invite each of our users and news consumers to talk directly with a journalist. For instance, news consumers might ask questions about housing, food or jobs, and we report out the answers for them. These conversations also drive our deeper-dive accountability and investigative work published by NNS, Wisconsin Watch and other news outlets.