(Mostly) non-cringey uses of ChatGPT to improve your journalism

If your newsroom isn’t experimenting with AI already, you’re probably thinking about it. ChatGPT is often the first stop for those jumping into the intersections of AI and journalism. We are excited to gather a panel of industry leaders at the 2023 Online News Association Conference in Philadelphia (#ONA23) to get into the real nuts and bolts. 

In the featured session ChatGPT, Seriously: Real, (Mostly) Non-Cringey Uses That Make Journalism Better, we will hear about its capabilities and limits for deep investigative work, as opposed to formulaic tasks. We will also discuss the ethics of using generative AI tools.

Learn from this featured conversation on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2:30 p.m. Our featured experts are:

  • Andrew Rodriguez Calderón, Computational Journalist, The Marshall Project
  • Mark Hansen, Professor, Columbia School of Journalism
  • Gideon Lichfield, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED
  • Sisi Wei, Editor-in-Chief, The Markup

Register for ONA23

ONA23 is happening in two parts. ONA23: Philadelphia, Aug. 23-26, offers our signature blend of in-person learning, inspiration and networking. Then, ONA23: Onward, Sept. 28-29, will deliver timely, lean-back virtual conversations affecting newsrooms everywhere. If you’ve registered for Philadelphia, then your Onward access is already unlocked. Standalone passes for Onward are also available.

Explore the schedule for more ONA23: Philadelphia sessions on AI in journalism: 

  • The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence 
  • Recognizing Inequities in Artificial Intelligence with Meredith Broussard 
  • The Perils Of Ignoring AI In Your Newsroom 
  • AI Tools From Before – And Beyond – ChatGPT 
  • The California Accountability Project: Combining Cutting-Edge AI Technology With Traditional Reporting Methods 
  • Breakfast: A Roundtable Discussion on the Latest in AI Innovation (RSVP required), sponsored by Microsoft 
  • Powering Trusted News with AI: Navigating the Present and Shaping the Future, sponsored by Reuters