How can ChatGPT benefit local newsrooms? In this episode, Joe Amditis discusses how to skillfully use ChatGPT to revolutionize operations and reporting processes in local journalism. Tune in now for insights into the potential future of media content production.
In this episode, we explore the potential of ChatGPT for local newsrooms with Joe Amditis, author of Beginner's Prompt Handbook: ChatGPT for Local News Publishers. Joe is the Assistant Director of Products and Events at the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University, an Adjunct Professor at the School of Communication and Media, and the producer and host of the WTF Just Happened Today podcast.
Joe, a veteran of the NJ Army National Guard, was deployed to Iraq in 2008 and his unit was activated to help with Hurricane Irene relief efforts in 2011. He earned a BA in political science and criminal justice from Rutgers in 2013 and an MA in engaged journalism from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2016. He was co-founder and director of operations of Muckgers, an award-winning, student-focused investigative news outlet, until 2014.
Joe has also coordinated several collaborative reporting projects, including Democracy Day, a nationwide reporting collaborative involving 300+ newsrooms across the United States.
We explore the exciting world of ChatGPT and its potential to revolutionize local journalism, discussing the transformative power of generative AI, ethical considerations, prompt engineering, and the future of local newsrooms in the age of AI.
Joe can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at @jsamditis.
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