‘Although it hasn’t brought about the job losses many feared (quite the opposite, in fact, according to some experts), conclusions drawn by machines are not always correct, meaning journalists need to continuously question outcomes, validate methodologies, and ensure explainability.’
The World Association of News Publishers offers a 28-page report analyzing how AI is used in newsrooms worldwide. Examples are combinations of machine and human intelligence to improve story recommendations (Dagens Næringsliv/Norway) or to localize public data (RADAR/UK).
The authors point to AI tools personalizing news coverage, supporting journalistic decision-making, and doing recurring tasks.
They also give examples of uses in investigative projects.
Case studies included:
- MittMedia, Sweden
- The Business Times, Singapore
- RADAR, UK
- Aftenposten, Norway
- Dagens Næringsliv, Norway
- Tamedia, Switzerland
The report is free for WAN/INFRA members and €150 for non-members.