The Conversation | Replacing news editors with AI is a worry for misinformation, bias and accountability

In a leaked internal email sent to staff of Germany’s best-selling newspaper Bild, owners Axel Springer said they would be parting ways with staff whose tasks will be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). The move has raised eyebrows and sparked concerns about the integrity of editorial work which cannot be entirely entrusted to AI. Read the article here.

702 | Goodbye for now: ‘The Daily Vox’ closes down

The South African youth-focused publication has announced that it will be closing its doors as a result of a difficult trading environment over the last few years. The site launched nine years ago. Journalist at the Daily Vox Fatima Moosa spoke about the closure in this podcast. Listen to it here.  

The Daily Maverick | The weaponisation of fake news across Africa puts journalism on trial

Press freedom has been under threat in Africa for many years, with journalists and news organisations being harassed and persecuted for their work, this article details the fragility of press freedom across the African continent. Read the article here

What’s New In Publishing | Live blogging as a critical communications tool for newsrooms

As users increasingly consume their news on social media, newsrooms need to look at how they can feed readers content in a bite-sized form that is still engaging. Stears is one such publication that has benefitted from this. Read more here.  

Institute for Security Studies | Journalism on trial in Africa: fortitude and fake news

The journalism fraternity in Africa is facing an onslaught of threats from people in powerful positions seeking to silence the truth and evade accountability. The institute highlights recent instances in South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal among others. Read the article here. 

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