AI guides and articles

AI guides and articles


Financial Times: How Generative AI Works
An incredible scrolltelling visual explanation.

The Verge: AI is a Lot of Work
A behind-the-scenes look at How AI works. Very important read.

The Language of Artificial Intelligence Explained

How ChatGPT Works
An article and videos by Jay Alammar explains the fundamentals

AI Terms and Definitions
From Sil Hamilton, AI expert’s materials from a Knight Center AI tools training

Illustrating Word2Vec
A visual of how AI works, converting words to numbers.

IBM: What is Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG)?
Article and video on RAG, an AI framework for retrieving facts from an external knowledge base to ground large language models (LLMs) on the most accurate, up-to-date information and to give users insight into LLMs’ generative process.


Newsroom of Tomorrow
An in-depth study on how newsrooms are implementing AI and other tech into their newsrooms around the world.

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

AP Stylebook Standards on AI

Poynter: New AP Stylebook Guidelines on AI

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

Government Technology: AI Chatbot Murrow Teaching Journalism and Critical Thinking

Generative AI at the BBC

A Beginner’s Guide to Image Generation with DALL-E 3
How to use DALL-E 3, plus a gallery of 50 art styles to use when generating images. From Joe Amditis at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. Six AI Newsletters for Journalists

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.

Center for Artistic Inquiry and Reporting: Restrict AI Illustration from Publishing: An Open Letter

Google Cloud Skills Boost: GenerativeAI Learning Path
Free comprehensive training: AI, large language models, responsible AI, image generation and more.

Knight Center: Useful Artificial Intelligence Resources for Journalists
A great list of tools and guides.

PineCone: Understanding Hallucinations in AI – A Comprehensive Guide

Prompt Engineering Guide
Excellent primer on how to write effective prompts

Harvard Kennedy School: Misinformation Reloaded? Fears About the Impact of Generative AI on Misinformation are Overblown

OpenAI’s webcrawler has documentation that news orgs can use to block the crawler from grabbing their content.

Washington Post: These Look Like Prizewinning Photos. They’re AI Fakes
A look at ethics, AI and fake news photos

RJI: Resources for Training Pop-Up Community Newsroom Reporters in Deep-Dive Journalism Basics

Forbes: 10 Most Important AI Trends for 2024 That Everyone Must Be Ready For

The Economist: The 5 Best Books for Understanding AI

Wired: Will AI Take Over Your Job, or Will You Work Side-by-Side with Machines?

Economic Potential of Generative AI

Christian Science Monitor: Can AI Programs be Trusted to Report the News?

Generative AI in the Newsroom: News Illustration with Generative AI

Online Journalism Blog: This is How I’ll be Teaching Journalism Students ChatGPT (and Generative AI) Next Semester
Teaching advice from Paul Bradshaw

Meet the AI Bots
A guide by Jeremy Caplan of Wonder Tools

AI in Media Slide Presentation
Ezra Eeman’s slide deck on how to navigate AI and incorporate it into your workflow. Check out his Wayfinder newsletter as well.

AI is Driving a Photo-Software Revolution
Joanna Stern looks at how Adobe Firefly, Midjourney and Try It On make it tough to tell what’s real.

Fast Company: The Creative Evolution of Generative AI
Guest opinion piece by an Adobe director on how the company is designing GenAI to accelerate human creativity, not replace it.

One Useful Thing
Outlines the impact of AI on work and education

Project Management in Newsrooms Guide
Download the PDF here

Prompt Vibes
A free newsletter and search prompts by categories from the homepage.

Prompt Stacks
Vetted prompts as well as a Discord community group of prompt engineers. Also offers paid courses.

Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia: How to Prepare for the Deluge of Generative AI on Social Media

JournalismAI Starter Pack
A guide designed to help news organizations learn about the opportunities offered by AI to support their journalism.

Generates artistic QR codes

Integrates ChatGPT with Google Drive, Notion and other tools.

Use AI to edit images in this phone app

Build and share  videos

Helps you find AI tools


AI Stash
Search for AI tools

The best ChatGPT examples from around the web

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.

Emerging Architectures for LLM Applications
By Matt Bornstein and Rajko Radovanovic: 

The Decade of Deep Learning
By Leo Gao

NY Times: ‘A.I. Obama’ and Fake Newscasters: How A.I. Audio Is Swarming TikTok

Local News Initiative: Q&A With Northwestern’s Jeremy Gilbert on Artificial Intelligence

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

The Fix: Nine AI Tools to Save Journalists Time and Money

Digital Content Next: What Generative AI Means to Media Companies

Nieman Lab: Journalists Productively Harness Generative AI Tools

EdSurge News: What Higher Ed Gets Wrong About AI Chatbots — From the Student Perspective

Birmingham City University: Generative AI Diversity Guidelines – Birmingham School of Media

What Can ChatGPT Do for Newsrooms?

Nieman Lab: Can AI Help Local Newsrooms Streamline Newsletters?

Podcast: Leveraging Generative AI with Jeff Sonderman

Wired: To Save Itself, Hollywood Must Build Its Own ChatGPT

The Atlantic: Google’s New Search Tool Could Eat the Internet Alive

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

Fortune: Fighting Bias in A.I. Means Acknowledging it Exists

Semianalysis (Substack): Google “We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI”

Marc Andreesen: Why AI Will Save the World

Emily Bender: AI – Resist the Urge to Be Impressed

Nieman Lab: Pres Freedom Means Controlling the Language of AI

Aimee Rinehart: Let’s Collaborate to Build a Journalism-Specific LLM

The New Yorker: ChartGPT is a Blurry JPEG of the Web

IJNet: How AI-Generated Images are Complicating Efforts to Combat Disinformation

GIJN: Tips for Investigating Algorithm Harm — and Avoiding AI Hype

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

Example of a Newsroom’s AI Disclosure

Poynter: To Build Trust in the Age of AI, Journalists Need New Standards and Disclosures

Decoding Bureaucracy: Generative AI for Accessible Government Policies

Nieman Reports: Smart Ways Journalists Can Explore AI

Venture Beat: Stability AI Unveils Its First LLM as Open-Source Race Continues

NY Times: Data Revolts Against AI

PR Newswire: Communications, AI and Role of Ethics

AI Comprehensive Guide to Ethical Principles and Practices

Google Course: Introduction to Generative AI

Google Course: Introduction to Large Language Models (LLM)

Sarah Silverman Suing OpenAI and Meta Over Copyright Infringement

RJI: Don’t have a newsroom policy for ChatGPT? Join the club!

Editor & Publisher: Writing guidelines for the role of AI in your newsroom? Here are some, er, guidelines for that

The Workers at the Front Lines of the AI Revolution

Toward Guidelines for Guidelines on the Use of Generative AI in Newsrooms

The Atlantic: The ‘AI Apocalypse’ Is Just PR

RJI: The Art of Prompting: AI Science or Witchcraft?

Washington Post: A News Website Used AI to Write Articles, and it Was a Journalistic Disaster

Makkula Center for Applied Ethics: Ethical Questions About Generative AI

Poynter: How Someone Used ChatGPT to Build a Fake News Organization Website

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