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The First Ever

As some newsroom roles go the way of the dinosaurs, brand-new jobs are being born. An occasional series of Q&As with people who are the first to hold their title in their newsroom.

“It is definitely stressful to be the first in this new role. I feel deep down like I need to justify its creation with every step that I take.”
“I want to make AI more understandable and accessible to our readers, so it doesn’t feel like magic but merely a tool that they can wield.”
“The weight of coverage shouldn’t have to fall on the shoulders of a select few, but rather on the organization as a whole. I am here to make sure of that.”
“I think the streaming economy has brought on a lot of paralysis of choice. When you can listen to (almost) anything with one click, where do you even begin?”
Phoebe Connelly on prompt training, AI anxieties, and her first-of-its-kind role