What to Know About Generative AI and Its Effects on Disinformation

Since ChatGPT was released to the public in November 2022, generative artificial intelligence (AI) has dominated the public’s attention. The rapidly evolving technology is already impacting industries such as education, travel and government. The media won’t be spared. 

How to Use Artificial Intelligence in Journalism Without Losing Audience Trust

At Media Party Chicago, a conference exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and journalism, attendees debated and learned about the opportunities and dangers of AI. Ethics experts proposed frameworks for responsible use of powerful new technologies, developers taught journalists how to use AI to bring customized content to their readers and reporters wrestled with how to maintain audiences’ trust while AI-aided disinformation abounds. 

Tech Day in Jordan Showcases Innovative Ways to Deliver News

Knight Fellow Ayman Salah, in partnership with UNESCO and Hacks/Hackers Amman, brought together Jordanian journalists and technologists to demonstrate creative technology solutions designed to overcome common obstacles media organizations face such as limited access to Internet in remote areas and expensive, outdated technology platfor

New Mashable Platform to Showcase Content From the International Journalists’ Network

The International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) will reach more users than ever through a new venture with Mashable, a leading source for digital news and culture. IJNet is a launch partner in the new Mashable Publisher Platform, which will bring the best content from select publishers directly to Mashable’s community.

Mobile News Service Breaks Story Alleging Police Crackdown in India

Himanshu Kumar runs a non-governmental organization in Chhattisgarh district, where Knight International Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary has created a mobile phone news network called CGnet Swara. When Kumar heard from colleagues who described a brutal police attack on several villages, he filed a report using his cell phone. He alleged the police had killed two people and raped five women.

Technology for Transparency Network Features Knight International Journalism Fellow's Mobile News Service

A website promoting international technology projects that increase government transparency, the Technology for Transparency Network, highlights Knight Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary's project, CGNet Swara - a mobile news network that enables tribes in Chattisgarh, India, to report on local issues. The website features an audio interview and its transcript with Choudhary discussing his goals for the project.

Dutch Radio Broadcasts Piece on Knight International Journalism Fellow's Indian Mobile News Network

The Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) website features a radio broadcast about Knight Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary's mobile news network, CGNet Swara, which provides a new form of news gathering for tribal populations in central India. The broadcast story contains input from Choudhary explaining the evolution and necessity of the project.

Citizen Journalists in Tribal India Use Cell Phones to Send and Receive News

In a remote region of central India, a citizen journalist reached for a cell phone recently, and with the push of a few buttons filed a report to a mobile phone news service developed by Knight International Journalism Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary. The story was about school workers going unpaid for more than a year, and included contact information for the education secretary.

Once it was confirmed and approved by professionals, the story was made available publicly. Subscribers to the news service got a prompt on their own cell phones that a new story had been posted.

Hardnews Features Knight International Journalism Fellow's Mobile News Platform

Indian magazine Hardnews features Knight Fellow Shubhranshu Choudhary's fellowship project, CGNet Swara, a mobile news network that lends a voice to tribals in rural India. The piece highlights an event where the network received a tip alleging police murdered two Maoist in cold blood, a report contradictory to the police's report that the rebels were armed with a pistol and bombs.