OpenAI is providing millions of dollars to local news organizations to explore the application of AI in journalism.
This funding aims to help news outlets experiment with AI technologies and find innovative ways to improve their reporting and storytelling.
- OpenAI is offering financial support to local news organizations to encourage the exploration of AI in journalism.
- This funding aims to help news outlets experiment with AI technologies and find innovative ways to enhance their reporting and storytelling.
- The initiative seeks to address challenges such as misinformation, disinformation, and limited resources faced by local news organizations.
- OpenAI hopes this program will foster collaboration and knowledge sharing across the industry and help create more reliable and informative news content.
- I’ve spent a number of years deeply involved in online news, syndication distribution
- Local news industry has had unimaginable challenges being sustaining since the emergence of social media
- The need for factual, local reporting is higher than ever.
- It will be interesting to see how these endeavors might be helpful in generating, valuable and informative news versus the relentless echo chamber that we have now.
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.