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Journalists say at least 30% of news in Latin America should include climate issues, instead of current 2%, according to study

News coverage of climate and biodiversity does not reflect the magnitude of the crisis facing humanity, according to a survey of journalists. According to them, the public is interested, but a lack of resources and editorial lines make it difficult to pay attention to the issue. Incorporating technology into newsrooms could alleviate problems.

Panelists Marc Lavallee, Aimee Rinehart and Sil Hamilton during webinar, over a tech-style background.

ChatGPT will not take our jobs, but it’s essential to experiment and learn about this technology, say experts in webinar

Panelists at a Knight Center webinar on ChatGPT in newsrooms suggested experimenting with generative artificial intelligence to understand its scope and limitations, learn how to develop effective prompts, and consider the opportunity to revolutionize the way news is delivered using this new technology.

panel “The local news movement: Philanthropic investments to networks and tools to create sustainable model. From left to right: Jim Brady, Vice President of Journalism at the Knight Foundation; Erin Millar, cofounder and CE of Indiegraf; Mary Walter-Brown Founder and CEO, News Revenue Hub; Alana Rocha, Rural News Network editor at the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN); Michael Ouimette, American Journalism Project

Build community journalism sustainability through collaboration and nonprofit funding, ISOJ panel tells crowd

Exploring how newsrooms can engage financial sustainability efforts was discussed in a panel moderated by Jim Brady, Vice President of Journalism at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The panel delved into how collaboration with non-profits and media organizations that support financial, technological and expertise optimizations can help journalistic entrepreneurs.

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Brazilian researcher awarded for analytical model comparing working conditions with journalism quality

Brazilian research developed an analysis model that assesses the impact of journalists' working conditions on the quality of information published. The study was chosen as the best doctoral thesis of the year by the Brazilian Association of Researchers in Journalism.

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Quality, independence and transparency are main motives to get a reader to pay for news, study says

Research with readers from Latin American countries indicates that the decision to pay for news is associated with the independence and transparency of the news outlet and suggests that digital media should better communicate these values to their potential audience.

Mandy Jenkins, general manager, The Compass Experiment (partnership Google-McClatchy); Alison Go, chief strategy officer, Chalkbeat; Sara Lomax-Reese, CEO, WURD Radio; Fraser Nelson, vice president of business innovation, Salt Lake Tribune; Chris Sopher, co-founder and CEO, WhereBy.us; Jennifer Preston, vice-president of journalism, Knight Foundation, and chair of the session.

No single silver bullet for local news: legacy and digital newsrooms experiment with different editorial and business strategies to make sure nothing gets unreported

There’s no single model for local news organizations to survive, so they must spend some of their efforts experimenting editorially and financially to find a balance that is most unique for each organization, according to the panelists of the session “The New Local News: Reinventing sustainable models to make local journalism survive and thrive in the digital ecosystem,” during the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).