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Dystopian, yes — but tools don’t have to be perfect to be useful to journalists.
A study found many Google News Initiative projects in Middle East and Africa struggle to become more than makeshift versions of the original idea.
Some of the funding will go to form a “studio” within the American Journalism Project; the rest will go to about 10 of AJP’s grantees.
Despite denials, don’t be surprised if control passes from billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong sometimes soon. But it’s not necessarily bad news.
Plus: Newsroom sexual harassment and journalists’ job satisfaction, journalists’ skills wishlist, and paying for public media.
Graham Media Group developed the idea for a “first dibs” comment bot through NYC Media Lab’s AI & Local News Challenge.
Though the fellowship in New Mexico is short — just nine months — the majority of alumni are currently working full-time in newsrooms across the state.
It’s all about The Bundle.
What’s okay and what’s verboten when it comes to AI in the production of news? Here’s how 21 newsrooms in the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere have laid out their own policies and plans.