Media Update | Top AI writing tools

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to source information, produce news articles and identify trends, Media Update has provided an extensive list of AI writing tools that journalists can use. Read more about it here. 

GIJN | How investigative journalists are using substack newsletters

Looking to learn more about the newsletter publishing platform Substack? Then this Global Investigative Journalism Network guide is the essential reading you need. They spoke to several investigative journalists from around the world about how it works, its benefits for journalists, and the lessons gleaned thus far. Read the article here.

Digital Information World | According to a recent survey Twitter is seeing a massive exodus of journalists 

According to a recent Muck Ruck poll, featured in Press Gazette, most journalists are on Twitter, yet half are considering quitting. Journalists, Twitter’s most ardent supporters, are leaving in droves. According to the poll, 78% of journalists say Twitter is their most valuable social media tool, and 90% of journalists are on it. Despite this, 50% of respondents claimed they considered quitting the site. Read the article here.

News24 | Zambia president’s supporters attack journalists for ‘collaborating to take down government’

Supporters of Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema have attacked journalists they accuse of giving the ruling party negative publicity. This is despite Hichilema having called for media freedom in Zambia. Read the article here. 

The New York Times | The future of social media is a lot less social

Facebook, TikTok and Twitter seem to be increasingly connecting users with brands and influencers. To restore a sense of community, some users are trying smaller social networks. Read the article here.

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