“Explain endlessly: I am constantly explaining to ChatGPT what I need. It needs some freedom, but only a little if you want to use it for work. If English is not your first language, you must ensure it understands what you mean; use “by saying ___, I mean ___”

– Konstantinos Antonopoulos

“Garbage in – garbage out” applies equally well with large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT. This piece from Aljazeera Media Institute offers word-by-word examples for effective instructions for newsroom writing tasks.

Note the examples are for ChatGPT 3.5. However, they should generally work with other versions and alternate LLMs.


AI in the newsroom – how to prompt ChatGPT effectively
ALZAREERA MEDIA INSTITUTE | June 29, 2023 | by Konstantinos Antonopoulos