“. . . treat ChatGPT and similar products as you would a tool like Wikipedia or a tip from a new source: be skeptical and always independently verify any facts presented.”

Matt Frehner

The Globe and Mail’s visual editor, Matt Frehner, outlines the Canadian daily’s guidelines for working with AI tools in their newsroom. The list provides a comprehensive set of scenarios, some in which AI tools may be used and many where they cannot.

The guidelines cover:

  • Research and reporting
  • Writing
  • Display writing and social media
  • Photography
  • Feature illustrations and photo illustrations
  • Video


A note on AI and The Globe and Mail newsroom
THE GLOBE AND MAIL | June 14, 2023 | by Matt Frehner