AI for local newsrooms

AI for local newsrooms


Beginner’s Prompt Handbook: ChatGPT for Local News Publishers
Joe Amditis of the Center for Cooperative Media has created a new ebook to help publishers with the AI tool. The book offers specific examples on how to write good prompts and unexpected use cases for newsrooms.

Generative AI in the Newsroom
Medium posts from Northwestern’s Nick Diakopoulos and others on how to implement AI.

A free newsgathering tool developed by Michigan Radio reporter Dustin Dwyer Powered by AI, it monitors the activity of local governments, finds city council meeting videos posted online and generates transcripts of the meetings. It stores them in a large database.

A “digital butler” developed by The Times and The Sunday Times that media can use to personalize the distribution of newsletters by learning from reader behaviors and preferences. By personalizing content, The Times and The Sunday Times were able to reduce the unsubscribe rate on their newsletters. Contact them for access/pricing.

AI Procurement and Use Guidebook for Newsrooms
Produced by the Partnership on AI

AP Stylebook Standards on AI

AI-Generated News Has Arrived in New Jersey
Joe Amditis writes about AI-driven LocalLens and how it’s serving as sort of a “metal detector” for local news.

INMA: Hearst Newspapers Leverages AI to Build Local Content, Reader Loyalty

IJNET: AI Sparks Hopes and Fears in Local Media

Journalism AI Connect
Polis, the journalism think-tank at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Google News Initiative launched this Slack community for journalists, developers and media professionals who are enthusiastic about the responsible use of AI technologies in journalism.

Founded in mid 2023, Latimer was built on Meta’s AI model Llama 2. While its focus is on the Black community, this LLM is also trained on Indigenous and LatinX culture heritage and its intersection with Black culture.

State of Local News Outlook (2023)
Study from Northwestern Medill’s Local News Initiative

How AI Could Sap — or Save — Local News
Steve Waldman opinion piece for Poynter. One conclusion: AI will require more local reporters not fewer reporters.

Digital Content Next: What Generative AI Means to Media Companies

Generative AI: Building AI-Powered Projects for Local Newsrooms

Nieman Lab: AP Announces 5 AI Tools to Help Local Newsrooms

Generative AI in the Newsroom: AI and News: What’s Next?

LinkedIn: 10 AI Tools That Can Help Journalists and Editors Tackle Changing Newsrooms

Partnership on AI: Sketching the Field of AI Tools for Local Newsrooms

World Association of News Publishers: New Survey Finds Half of Newsrooms Use Generative AI Tools; Only 20% Have Guidelines in Place

Local Media Association + Local Media Foundation: What AI chatbots (Might) Mean for Local News

Hold the Front Page (UK): AI Will Drive Further Wedge Between Local News Outlets and Readers

Sketching the Field of AI Tools for Local Newsrooms

Generative AI in Media & Journalism: Think Big, But Read the Small Print First

Intelligencer: How Will Artificial Intelligence Change the News Business? Here are three theories of the case