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Writing and Exclusion: AI Helps Expand Definitions of Literacy
Interesting post from CUNY’s Jeff Jarvis on how to understand AI tools, not run from them.
How Wired.com is Using AI Technology
Good example of transparency with readers
Personal Policy on Ethical AI Use
Example of a good policy to share with readers about how you’re using AI in your journalism.
Reuters Institute: Focus on the Humans, Not the Robots: Tips from the Author of AP Guidelines on How to Cover AI
A Q&A with Garance Burke, who led the development of the AI chapter in the latest edition of the AP Stylebook.
OpenAI’s webcrawler has documentation that news orgs can use to block the crawler from grabbing their content.
Good Reads: I Would Rather See My Books Pirated Than This
Author Jane Friedman on how someone used AI to create fake books under her name and sell them on Amazon.
Trusting News: See How Newsrooms Talk Publicly About Improving Diversity in Their Coverage
Lynn Walsh used AI in the writing of this post. Disclosure included at the bottom)
Algorithms in the Newsrooms: Challenges and Recommendations for Artificial Intelligence with the Ethical Values of Journalism
Research-based analysis of the ethics of AI and journalism by Patrícia Ventura Pocino.
Ultimate List of AI Tools
A great list from Descript’s Ashley Hamer.
Understanding Journalism and AI
An excellent Medium post by Corinne Podger that includes best practices, academic research, links to tools and more.
Artificial Intelligence in Local News: A Survey of US Newsrooms’ AI Readiness
Download a free .PDF of The Associated Press’ groundbreaking report that provides important insights into local news outlets’ understanding of artificial intelligence and their readiness to use AI to meet their journalism and business needs. The report is based on survey results from nearly 200 newsrooms across all 50 states and more than two dozen in-depth interviews with local news leaders. Print, radio, television and digital outlets are represented, as well as commercial and nonprofit operations. In addition to demonstrating a readiness to adopt AI and automation technologies, the report outlines what local news providers need to drive technological innovation.
Nieman Lab: AI Throws a Lifeline to Local Publishers
A forward-thinking article, written in late 2022, by Joe Amditis, assistant director of products and events at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.
Nieman Lab: The Year AI Truly Arrives – With Reckoning
Written by Burt Herman, former AP journalist and founder of Storify.
Nieman Lab: Synthetic Media Forces Us to Understand How Media Gets Made
Written by Sam Gregory, director of programs, strategy, and innovation at Witness, the global human rights and civic journalism network.
Wonder Tools: Try These AI Writing Tools in 2023
A great collection of tools in Jeremy Caplan’s Substack newsletter.
The Artificial Creativity Landscape
More than 180 AI tools in a downloadable PDF. Just click on the icons to find your next AI tool for creative and knowledge work.
Why Local News Should be Utilizing AI
From the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.
A research and training project at Polis, the international journalism think tank of the London School of Economics.
Images of AI
No, it’s not robots. Here are some Creative Commons-licensed images that you can use.