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News/Media Alliance president and CEO participates in AI Insight Forum hosted by Senator Chuck Schumer

November 29, 2023 - On Nov. 29, News/Media Alliance President and CEO Danielle Coffey attended as an invited participant a bipartisan forum hosted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on “AI – Transparency, Explainability, Intellectual Property, & Copyright.”

The legal framework for AI is being built in real time, and a ruling in the Sarah Silverman case should give publishers pause

November 27, 2023 - That an AI model was trained on copyrighted material does not make all of the model’s outputs a copyright violation.

What the data says about Americans’ views of artificial intelligence

November 21, 2023 - This post summarizes what is known so far about how Americans view AI in everyday life, the workplace, and health and medicine.

Countering misinformation, AI in US elections

November 16, 2023 - Speaking to technology industry executives at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on Tuesday, Executive Editor Julie Pace of The Associated Press outlined the biggest challenges news organizations expect to see this election cycle: misinformation and generative AI.

Thune, Klobuchar release bipartisan AI bill

Sens. John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) bill that would direct federal agencies to create standards aimed at providing transparency and accountability for AI tools, according to a copy of the bill released Wednesday.  

RSF and 16 partners unveil Paris Charter on AI and Journalism

November 13, 2023 - The first of its kind, the Paris Charter on AI and Journalism defines ethics and principles that journalists, newsrooms and media outlets around the world will be able to appropriate and apply in their work with artificial intelligence. It was created by a commission initiated by Reporters Without Borders and chaired by journalist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa.

Adobe Stock is selling AI-generated images of the Israel-Hamas conflict

November 9, 2023 - As fears rise over fake imagery generated by artificial intelligence flooding the internet, one of the world’s leading stock photo websites is openly selling AI images of the Israel-Hamas war.

Google rolls out AI-generated ad watermarks

November 7, 2023 - Google will begin to use SynthID watermarks for all creative assets generated by artificial intelligence (AI) in Performance Max and Google Ads, as the company continues to build out features and tools that automate processes.

AI’s challenge and opportunity for news

November 2, 2023 - Generative artificial intelligence could be the death blow for local newspapers, depending on how it evolves. It could also present opportunities, judging from several developments this week.

News/Media Alliance study finds pervasive unauthorized use of publisher content to power generative AI technologies

October 31, 2023 - On Oct. 30, the News/Media Alliance published a White Paper and a technical analysis and submitted comments to the U.S. Copyright Office on the use of publisher content to power generative artificial intelligence technologies (GAI). Together, the three publications document the pervasive, unauthorized use of publisher content by GAI developers, the impact this may have on the sustainability and availability of high-quality original content, and the legal implications of such use.

A beginner’s guide to image generation with DALL-E 3

October 31, 2023 - "Several people asked me to give them tips and advice on how to use these and other AI-related tools after DALL-E 3 was released, so I decided to put together this guide as a one-stop resource for beginners who are interested in doing some image generation experiments of their own." — Joe Amditis, Center for Cooperative Media

Artists beaten back in California lawsuit against AI image generators

October 31, 2023 - The artists say AI companies used their work to train an image generator, without paying them or getting permission, and the resulting images compete against the human artists' work in the marketplace.

Biden wants to move fast on AI safeguards and signs an executive order to address his concerns

October 31, 2023 - President Joe Biden on Monday signed an ambitious executive order on artificial intelligence that seeks to balance the needs of cutting-edge technology companies with national security and consumer rights, creating an early set of guardrails that could be fortified by legislation and global agreements.

White House to unveil sweeping AI executive order next week

October 26, 2023 - Tackling immigration and safety, the order would require advanced AI models to undergo assessments before they can be used by federal workers and ease barriers to entry for highly skilled workers.

Newspapers want payment for articles used to power ChatGPT

October 23, 2023 - The artificial intelligence gold rush is creating uncertainty over the future of online information — and pushing publishers and tech firms to make deals

Introducing 5 AI solutions for local news

October 11, 2023 - As part of its ongoing efforts to help local newsrooms identify and adopt artificial intelligence-based solutions, The Associated Press has released the results of several AI-focused projects developed with local news outlets.

Bloomberg Media and the ANA Global CMO Growth Council announce first of its kind partnership focused on AI

October 3, 2023 - “The Business Guide to AI” is a new program gathering the world’s foremost business and AI leaders to discuss the evolving landscape of AI as it relates to marketing.

Opinion | News organizations need beat writers. They also need offbeat writers.

September 28, 2023 - Newsroom unions are also hoping to codify language that prevents companies from using AI to replace journalistic work.

States fill the AI legislation void left by Congress

September 28, 2023 - Nearly 200 AI-related bills have been introduced nationwide in state legislatures so far in 2023 — a more than four-fold increase compared to 2022.

Six steps toward an AI strategy for news — and other findings from Generating Change report

September 26, 2023 - New comprehensive, global report on what news organizations are doing with AI exposes challenges and opportunities — and offers valuable insights for newsrooms of the future.

Global newsroom teams will harness AI to counter misinformation

September 25, 2023 - Eight newsroom teams from the U.S and around the world will develop products and processes that harness AI to amplify truth and combat mis- and disinformation, as part of ICFJ’s Leap Innovation Lab kicking off this week. 

'Flexicles,' story alert systems, and other ways AI will serve publishers, reporters, and readers

September 22, 2023 - “When our models noticed stocks of companies moving in ways that typically indicate news, our system pinged the relevant beat reporter in Slack so he or she could hit the phones and see what’s going on. It’s a great way to break news.” — Louise Story

Senate Democrats eye new AI transparency rules

September 21, 2023 - A new, sweeping piece of legislation would force companies using artificial intelligence tools to review the impacts of automating critical business decisions.

The promise vs. fear of AI

September 21, 2023 - Medill’s Jeremy Gilbert envisions a future where tech leads to better journalism without destroying it.

Investigating — and embracing — the AI revolution

September 20, 2023 - A day of AI-oriented events at the 13th Global Investigative Journalism Conference (#GIJC23) discussed how AI can help newsrooms do their jobs, how investigations have revealed the harmful impact of AI technology on communities — and how journalists should approach a topic often framed by narratives of either hype or despair.

Public trust in AI technology declines amid release of consumer AI tools

September 19, 2023 - Generative artificial intelligence (AI) has dominated much of the public conversation about technology following the release of tools like ChatGPT and Jasper Chat. In our second MITRE-Harris Poll survey on AI trends, conducted in July 2023, we found that aspects of public trust in AI technologies have declined compared to our previous poll, which was conducted in November 2022.

Editorial: AI wrote this editorial. It offers persuasive arguments for why that’s a bad idea.

September 19, 2023 - With artificial intelligence creating such controversy in journalism these days, the Post-Dispatch Editorial Board was curious how Microsoft’s Bing Chat AI program would handle the command, “Write a newspaper editorial arguing that artificial intelligence should not be used in journalism.”

As AI enters newsrooms, unions push for worker protections

September 18, 2023 - Journalists are fighting to ensure that AI won't replace their jobs and that content produced with the help of AI tools meets journalistic standards

Developing and deploying AI responsibly: Elements of an effective legislative framework to regulate AI

September 14, 2023 - On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee for a hearing entitled, “Oversight of A.I.: Legislating on Artificial Intelligence.”

Opinion | How journalism should face the unchecked threats of generative AI

September 12, 2023 - We need more copy editors, "truth beats" and newsroom guidelines to combat artificial intelligence hallucinations.

Opinion | Newsroom AI guidelines ‘lack teeth,’ study finds

September 12, 2023 - University of Oxford researchers found that few publishers with artificial intelligence guidance mention audience feedback on the topic.

AI that alters voice and imagery in political ads will require disclosure on Google and YouTube

September 8, 2023 - Google will soon require that political ads using artificial intelligence be accompanied by a prominent disclosure if imagery or sounds have been synthetically altered.

Global publishing, journalism organizations release comprehensive global principles for artificial intelligence (AI)

September 6, 2023 - Today 26 organizations representing thousands of creative professionals around the world, including news, entertainment, magazine, and book publishing companies and the academic publishing sector, released Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence (AI).

U.S. Copyright Office wants to hear what people think about AI and copyright

August 31, 2023 - The U.S. Copyright Office is opening a public comment period around AI and copyright issues as the agency figures out how to approach the subject. 

How publishers like The Marshall Project and The Markup are testing generative AI in their newsrooms

Publishers including The Marshall Project and The Markup shared how reporters are using generative artificial intelligence in their newsrooms in their reporting processes — after some failed tests.

A dozen major media companies block access to ChatGPT as they wage a cold war on AI

August 29, 2023 - Some of the nation’s largest newsrooms are actively taking defensive measures to safeguard their content from ChatGPT, the groundbreaking artificial intelligence chatbot that is seen as a potential aggressor to an already struggling news industry.

Americans concerned about growth of AI tech as Congress eyes regulation

August 29, 2023 - New data suggests that excitement about the increased use of artificial intelligence is at a three-year low, but opinions are split on whether the technology will help or hinder certain aspects of daily life.

Google debuts a new way to watermark AI-generated images

August 29, 2023 - Google's DeepMind unit is unveiling a new method it says can invisibly and permanently label images that have been generated by artificial intelligence.

The week that was in AI: The latest in creating, using and regulating generative AI

August 25, 2023 - State lawmakers for years have been ahead of Congress in passing data privacy legislation. Will the same happen with generative AI?

AI's next target: Often-stressful salary negotiations

August 25, 2023 - Salary negotiations — among the most high-stakes, emotionally fraught and psychologically complex processes many employees will ever experience — could soon get the artificial-intelligence treatment.

Newsrooms grapple with rules for AI

August 23, 2023 - Leading media organizations are issuing guidance on leveraging artificial intelligence in the newsroom at the same time they're making licensing deals to let AI firms use their content to train AI models.

Sen. Cantwell says privacy bill could protect against AI harms

August 22, 2023 - Senator Maria Cantwell said Monday that a federal privacy bill she introduced could help protect people from discrimination fueled by artificial intelligence.

Associated Press cements the AI era with newsroom guidance

August 17, 2023 - Weeks after announcing a partnership with OpenAI, The Associated Press urges caution in using — and reporting on — generative AI tools.

News firms seek transparency, collective negotiation over content use by AI makers - letter

August 11, 2023 - A group of the world's biggest news media organizations called for revised regulations on the use of copyrighted material by makers of artificial intelligence technology, according to an open letter published on Wednesday.

How well do you understand AI? Here are 7 terms to know

August 11, 2023 - You might have heard about machine learning and algorithms. But do you know what read teaming and watermarking are?

How some local newsrooms are using AI

August 2, 2023 - Smaller newsrooms have been experimenting with AI for years, and interest has grown since the latest releases of ChatGPT.

AI’s growing legal troubles

July 31, 2023 - Without Section 230 protection, copyright issues and defamation suits are cropping up.

WAN-IFRA joins RSF and other international news organizations to frame an 'AI Charter in Media'

July 27, 2023 - The accelerating development of artificial intelligence in the news media poses incredible opportunities but also threats to the integrity of information. In response to this unprecedented challenge, Reporters Without Borders and international partners, including WAN-IFRA, are launching a committee, chaired by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, to draw up a charter to advise regulatory initiatives in this area.

Microsoft, Anthropic, Google and OpenAI launch Frontier Model Forum

July 26, 2023 - Anthropic, Google, Microsoft and OpenAI are announcing the formation of the Frontier Model Forum, a new industry body focused on ensuring safe and responsible development of frontier AI models.

How Reuters uses AI to speed up discoverability of video news content

July 26, 2023 - The latest tech enhancement enables journalists to quickly find, identify, edit and publish material from video library Reuters Connect.

A practical newsroom guide to artificial intelligence

July 24, 2023 - This community-curated list of key takeaways, AI tools and relevant articles provides examples and best practices to support you along your AI journey.

Biden gets AI firms to take pledge

July 21, 2023 - Seven companies at the forefront of the generative AI wave have given the White House voluntary "commitments" to make sure their products are safe and transparent, Axios' Ryan Heath and Ashley Gold report.

Google tests AI tool that is able to write news articles

July 20, 2023 - The product, pitched as a helpmate for journalists, has been demonstrated for executives at The New York Times, The Washington Post and News Corp, which owns The Wall Street Journal.

Business and labor square off over AI’s future in American workplace

July 19, 2023 - The Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into the ChatGPT app points to an emerging conflict over how Washington should regulate artificial intelligence, one that could pit some of America’s biggest businesses against labor unions and progressive advocacy groups.

American Journalism Project announces new partnership with OpenAI to support local news

July 18, 2023 - A new $5+ million partnership aims to explore ways the development of artificial intelligence (AI) can support a thriving, innovative local news field, and ensure local news organizations shape the future of this emerging technology.

OpenAI will give local news millions to experiment with AI

July 18, 2023 - 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.

It’s the first budget season of the AI revolution

July 18, 2023 - "Even if you aren’t under irresistible pressure to cut costs, the new AI may still create hard choices of another sort. That’s because it also offers amazing new capabilities. If you can afford flat budgeting, do you want to make savings where possible to free up resources to spend on some of these?" — Richard J. Tofel, Second Rough Draft

Efforts to rein In AI tap lesson from social media: Don’t wait until it’s too late

July 17, 2023 - Social media was more than a decade old before efforts to curb its ill effects began in earnest. With artificial intelligence, lawmakers, activists and executives aren’t waiting that long. 

Want a better comments section? Graham Media Group thinks AI can help with that

July 13, 2023 - Graham Media Group developed the idea for a “first dibs” comment bot through NYC Media Lab’s AI & Local News Challenge.

ChatGPT comes under investigation by Federal Trade Commission

July 13, 2023 - The FTC is examining whether the artificial-intelligence app harmed people by publishing false information.
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AP, Open AI agree to share select news content and technology in new collaboration

The Associated Press and OpenAI have reached an agreement to share access to select news content and technology as they examine potential use cases for generative AI in news products and services.

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

July 12, 2023 - 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.

Newsroom unions are pushing management to negotiate AI use

July 11, 2023 - Newsroom unions are asking their employers to agree to new terms on how generative artificial intelligence is used and the impact it will have on their employees and editorial production as more media companies begin to adopt the technology.

Senators to receive first ever classified briefing on artificial intelligence

July 10, 2023 - Senators will receive their first ever classified briefing on artificial intelligence at 3 p.m. Tuesday from Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and other administration officials.

How to report better on artificial intelligence

July 7, 2023 - An investigative reporter, a data journalist and a computer scientist, who have firsthand experience investigating AI, have put together a short guide to what they have learned.  

Media organizations grapple with developing AI policies

June 29, 2023 - DCN checked in with six media organizations — Harvard Business Review, The Weather Company, Consumer Reports, The Washington Post, Skift and The Boston Globe — to explore how they are developing AI policies and internal guidelines for AI usage and what these look like. 

What Americans are really excited about — and scared of — when it comes to AI

June 27, 2023 - A new consumer survey from Vox Media and The Verge reveals what Americans are thinking about artificial intelligence.

J-School and Futuri partner to implement AI-driven technology on UFCJC's campus audio entertainment service

June 22, 2023 - To be at the forefront of understanding the impact of AI on the audio industry, the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications (UFCJC) and Futuri Media have partnered to use Futuri’s RadioGPT™ AI technology on GHQ, UFCJC’s ongoing audio research and development platform.

Schumer push marks the summer of AI regulation

June 21, 2023 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer laid out a sweeping proposal Wednesday for regulating artificial intelligence to protect America’s national security and its workforce, while also ensuring rules encourage instead of stifle innovation.
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The future of AI in publishing

June 21, 2023 - In this article, Lineup looks at the role AI plays in the media landscape, its impact on key industry challenges, and how it will look in the future of publishing.

Bipartisan bill would establish commission to explore AI regulation

June 21, 2023 - A new bipartisan bill would establish a commission to explore potential regulations for artificial intelligence.

Biden meets with AI experts in effort to manage its risks

June 21, 2023 - The use of artificial intelligence has exploded in popularity, including ChatGPT, an AI chatbot that has become a global sensation.

Chuck Schumer joins crowd clamoring for AI regulations

June 21, 2023 - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) will launch an effort Wednesday to write new rules for the emerging realm of artificial intelligence, aiming to accelerate U.S. innovation while staving off a dystopian future. 

Publishers and tech companies are in talks about AI payment

June 20, 2023 - Publishers and major tech companies holding talks on AI copyright issues, The Financial Times reports.  

Smart ways journalists can exploit artificial intelligence

June 20, 2023 - Chatbots may reinvent the way we write news, but AI is also helping newsrooms connect with readers and reach new audiences.

In tech, everything is labeled 'AI' now

June 20, 2023 - At this peak moment in the tech world's artificial intelligence craze, anything that tech companies can slap an "artificial intelligence" label on, they will.

How to use AI in journalism without losing audience trust

June 14, 2023 - At Media Party Chicago, a conference exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and journalism, attendees debated and learned about the opportunities and dangers of AI.

Newspapers are encouraged to have a strategy for the use of AI

June 19, 2023 - With the release of ChatGPT in November and the rapid subsequent explosion of generative AI, we currently are in a period that is filled with lots of hype and more questions than answers, two partners with Seyfarth Shaw noted in a June 13 webinar for members of America's Newspapers.

In an AI world, trusted news is ever more essential

June 16, 2023 - Deceiving the reader is going to become AI-assisted child’s play. Where does that leave citizens of a representative democracy who depend on trusted information to assess those elected to serve their needs?

AI will soon be able to cover public meetings. But should it?

June 16, 2023 - “Is it ready for primetime, ready to be released to the masses? Absolutely not … But can it be done? Can you design an AI system that attends a city meeting and generates a story? Yeah, I did it.” Mark Talkington — Palm Springs Post

Gannett tiptoes into generative AI, giving humans the last word

June 16, 2023 - Publisher Gannett plans to include generative artificial intelligence in the system it uses to publish stories as it and other news organizations begin to roll out the popular technology that may help save money and improve efficiency.

How Europe is leading the world in the push to regulate AI

June 14, 2023 - Lawmakers in Europe signed off Wednesday on the world’s first set of comprehensive rules for artificial intelligence, clearing a key hurdle as authorities across the globe race to rein in AI.

How AI tools already contribute to daily news — insights from Semafor, BBC and others

June 13, 2023 - The Fix spoke with media managers and experts from Semafor, the BBC and other organizations to look at how different newsrooms already use ChatGPT and other AI tools in their work.
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Adapting to generative AI search: Strategies for media organizations

June 12, 2023 - In this article, specialist consultants from FT Strategies discuss the shift to AI search and some of the ways that Media organizations are responding.
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Serving local communities with weather warnings meets a clear user need

June 12, 2023 - Increasingly extreme weather events impact local communities across the globe. This summer, United Robots is introducing a timely new product in the U.S.: weather warnings. The weather warning texts will be based on data from the National Weather Service.
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Protecmedia's IA Day event triumphs in its inaugural edition

June 12, 2023 - Protecmedia is celebrating the resounding success of its first IA Day. The event, dedicated to exploring the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) offered by its solutions for the media industry, brought together experts in Artificial Intelligence, opinion leaders, media innovation managers and key users.

Announcement from Publisher and CEO Fred Ryan on The Washington Post’s next steps in AI innovation

May 24, 2023 - To navigate the opportunities ahead, The Washington Post is establishing two cross-functional teams to drive innovation with this exciting technology — the AI Taskforce and the AI Hub.