7 p.m. EDT, Thursday, April 27
As more news organizations are using and sharing how they use artificial intelligence, questions are being raised what this means for journalists and journalism ethics. As a part of SPJ Ethics Week, our panel of experts will discuss how generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT and DALLE-E, can be used by journalists to assist in news gathering and production, while examining the potential pitfalls.
Aimee Rinehart is local news AI program manager for The Associated Press. She works with local newsrooms on AI solutions in news gathering, production and distribution.
Joe Amditis is assistant director of products and events at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University. He is the author of the “Beginner’s prompt handbook: ChatGPT for local news publishers” and has spoken extensively about applying GenAI in newsrooms.
Eric Wishart is standards and ethics editor of the AFP news agency and a member of SPJ’s Professional Standards and Ethics Committee. He currently is drafting ethical guidelines for the use of AI in the AFP’s newsrooms.