Tag: Knight Foundation
ONA 23, the Online News Association’s annual conference held last week in Philadelphia, demonstrated just how quickly artificial intelligence and machine learning have become a dominant focus in the industry, even as news organizations largely remain cautious about integrating Large Language Models like ChatGPT into workflows.
In the past four years, I’ve seen increasingly fervent articles, studies and op-eds declaring journalism’s essential role in a healthy democracy. As we’ve heard many times before, local news is critical to informing communities and promoting civic engagement. The very presence of a local news organization revives democracy, underpins democracy, sustains democracy, and yet these proclamations have been strikingly disconnected from reality.
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted our routines, transformed our social interactions and redefined our relationships. Yet, as odd as it sounds, we’ll likely come to appreciate some of the changes this crisis wrought. Panic has a knack for dislodging lethargy. In local news, this lethargy — in the form of a steadily declining but still … Continued