“The media industry’s particular expressions of panic are a result of a comprehensive sense of exposure to these new forms of automation — which is arguably the best way to think about artificial intelligence — combined with a sense of profound confusion about what the challenges are and for whom.”

– John Herrman

Intelligencer writer John Herrman sees three scenarios for AI tools in journalism. He makes a case for each of the following:

  • AI replaces journalism
  • AI improves journalism
  • AI swallows journalism

Herrman does not favour one over another but gives a detailed analysis of the plausibility and possible outcome for each scenario.


How Will Artificial Intelligence Change the News Business? Here are three theories of the case | NEW YORK MAGAZINE | August 1, 2023 | hy John Herrman